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generalization

noun [C or U] (UK usually generalisation)     /ˌdʒen.ə r.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-əˈ-/
C1 a written or spoken statement in which you say or write something very basic, based on limited facts, that is partly or sometimes true, but not always, or when someone generalizes by using such statements: The report is full of errors and sweeping (= extreme) generalizations. Generalization can be dangerous.Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
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