a statement that does not include details or important differences back
A conclusion (statement) based on only a few examples.
In argument, a conclusion drawn from facts and/or other evidence. Often used loosely to refer to statements that are too broad, indefinite, or sweeping in scope.
an idea having general application; "he spoke in broad generalities"
a false statement applied to every one or every time
an assertion that what is fine for me is also true for not-me
a statement about a lot of things
a statement based on a finite set of observations and experiences and yet which claims to hold true for the larger set, even for those cases that have not been seen or experienced
a statement of how things generally work, what holds true a very great deal of the time
When you generalize from a particular case to a broad conclusion, you are making a generalization. For example, "All my friends agree with me on this question, so everybody else must agree with me too." On a more professional scale, when a survey takes a sample from a population, the results are based on the sample, but are generalized to the whole population that the sample was taken from. See also sample and population and external validity.
A common characteristic (e.g., belief, value, behavior, etc.) of a particular cultural group, balanced by the awareness that further information is always needed to ascertain whether the generalization holds true for a particular situation.
A generalization is a statement about all parts of a larger category. For example, "Generalizations are bad," is a generalization since it applies to all generalizations. Racism and sexism are types of generalization since they attribute certain characteristics to all members of a given race or sex.
is a broad statement or belief based on a limited number of facts, example s, or statistics. A product of inductive reasoning, generalizations should be used carefully and sparingly in essay Hyperbole