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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act or process of inferring to too great a degree from particular facts, statistics, or the like; The act or process of inferring or forming a comprehensive principle, opinion, conclusion from only too few facts, examples, or the like.

Usage examples (35)
  • This is exactly the kind of overgeneralization and escalation that we’re talking about here.
  • Hirsch committed the fallacy of overgeneralization.
  • I thought the scope was a gratuitous overgeneralization
  • ELLISON: That's a logical fallacy and overgeneralization. for more
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