[jen-er-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌdʒɛn ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/
the act or process of generalizing.
a result of this process; a general statement, idea, or principle.
a principle, theory, etc, with general application
the act or an instance of generalizing
(psychol) the evoking of a response learned to one stimulus by a different but similar stimulus See also conditioning
(logic) the derivation of a general statement from a particular one, formally by prefixing a quantifier and replacing a subject term by a bound variable. If the quantifier is universal (universal generalization) the argument is not in general valid; if it is existential (existential generalization) it is valid
(logic) any statement ascribing a property to every member of a class (universal generalization) or to one or more members (existential generalization)
1761, “act of generalizing,” from generalize + -ation. Meaning “a general inference” is from 1794.
generalization gen·er·al·i·za·tion (jěn’ər-ə-lĭ-zā’shən)
- Mediate percussion
mediate percussion n. Percussion effected by the intervention of a finger or a pleximeter between the striking finger or plexor and the part percussed.
[verb mee-dee-eyt; adjective mee-dee-it] /verb ˈmi diˌeɪt; adjective ˈmi di ɪt/ verb (used with object), mediated, mediating. 1. to settle (disputes, strikes, etc.) as an intermediary between parties; reconcile. 2. to bring about (an agreement, accord, truce, peace, etc.) as an intermediary between parties by compromise, reconciliation, removal of misunderstanding, etc. 3. to effect (a […]
[mee-dee-uh-tahyz] /ˈmi di əˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), mediatized, mediatizing. 1. to annex (a principality) to another state, while allowing certain rights to its former sovereign. /ˈmiːdɪəˌtaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to annex (a state) to another state, allowing the former ruler to retain his title and some authority
[mee-dee-ey-shuh n] /ˌmi diˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. action in between parties, as to effect an agreement or reconciliation. 2. International Law. an attempt to effect a peaceful settlement between disputing nations through the friendly good offices of another power. /ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of mediating; intercession 2. (international law) an attempt to reconcile disputed […]