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stimulus generalization

Definition:

transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

stimulus generalizations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

irradiation

Synonyms:

generalisation [British spelling] | generalization [American/Canadian spelling] | stimulus generalisation [British spelling]

Etymology:

general + -ization
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Taste aversion | Conditioned taste aversion | Garcia effect | Sauce-Bearnaise Syndrome | classical conditioning | Pavlovian conditioning

an example of classical conditioning or Pavlovian conditioning. Conditioned taste aversion occurs when a subject associates the taste of a certain food with symptoms caused by a toxic, spoiled, or poisonous substance. Generally, taste aversion is... (36 of 1056 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Taste aversion

Random House Dictionary:

generalization | stimulus generalization [synonym, sense-specific] | response generalization [synonym, sense-specific] | mediated generalization [synonym, sense-specific]

the act or process of generalizing. | a result of this process; a general statement, idea, or principle. | [logic] ; a proposition asserting something ... (23 of 157 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/generalization

Collins Dictionary:

generalization | generalisation

a principle, theory, etc, with general application | the act or an instance of generalizing | [psychology] the evoking of a response learned to one ... (23 of 451 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/generalization

Britannica Encyclopedia:

generalization [concept formation]

in psychology, the tendency to respond in the same way to different but similar stimuli. For example, a dog conditioned to salivate to a tone of a ... (27 of 220 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/228707​/generalization

Merriam-Webster:

generalization | concept [synonym, sense-specific] | conception [synonym, sense-specific] | generality [synonym, sense-specific] | notion [synonym, sense-specific] | stereotype [synonym, sense-specific] | bromide [similar, sense-specific] | cliché [similar, sense-specific] | commonplace [similar, sense-specific] | ...

the act or process of generalizing | a general statement, law, principle, or proposition | the act or process whereby a learned response is made to a ... (25 of 102 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/generalization

Macmillan British Dictionary:

generalization [countable/uncountable] | generalizations [plural] | generalisation [British spelling]

a statement that is true in most situations ; a statement that seems to be true in most situations but is based on too few facts or only on a small ... (31 of 81 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/generalization

Cambridge Dictionary:

generalization [disapproving] | generalisation [British]

a written or spoken comment in which you say or write something very basic, based on limited facts, that is partly or sometimes true, but not always, ... (27 of 63 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/generalization

Oxford Dictionary:

generalization | generalisation

a general statement or concept obtained by inference from specific cases | the action of generalizing (15 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/generalization

New World Dictionary:

generalization

the act or process of generalizing | a general idea, statement, etc. resulting from this; inference applied generally (17 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/generalization

Wiktionary:

generalisation | generalisations [plural] | generalizations [United States, plural] | generalization [sense-specific] | specialisation [antonym, sense-specific] | specialization [antonym, sense-specific]

The formulation of general concepts from specific instances by abstracting common properties. | Inductive reasoning from detailed facts to general principles. (20 of 24 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/generalisation

American Heritage Dictionary:

generalization

The act or an instance of generalizing. | A principle, statement, or idea having general application. (15 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/generalization

Encarta Dictionary:

generalization | generalizations [plural] | generalisation [British]

a statement presented as a general truth but based on limited or incomplete evidence | a statement or conclusion that is derived from and applies ... (24 of 112 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674810​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

generalization [United States] | generalizations [plural]

Origin: general + -ization

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/generalization

general | generals [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman general, generall, Middle French general, and their source, Latin generālis, from genus ("class, kind") + -ālis ("-al").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/general

-ization | -isation [British]

Origin: -ize + -ation.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ization

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

generalization | generalisation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "generalization"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/generalization

Macmillan British Dictionary:

generalization [countable/uncountable] | generalizations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "generalization"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/generalization

Macmillan American Dictionary:

generalization [countable/uncountable] | generalizations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "generalization"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/generalization

Cambridge Dictionary:

generalization [disapproving]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "generalization"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "generalization"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/generalization

the Free Dictionary:

generalization

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "generalization"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "generalization"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "generalization" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

generalization | generalizations [plural] | generalisations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "generalization"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

generalization

Audio: North American pronunciation of "generalization"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=genera​06 word=generalization

YourDictionary Audio:

generalization

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "generalization" by speech synthesizer

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