stimulus generalization

exhibition of a conditioned response to stimuli similar but not identical to the conditioned stimulus.

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  • generalization — noun Date: 1761 1. the act or process of generalizing 2. a general statement, law, principle, or proposition 3. the act or process whereby a learned response is made to a stimulus similar to but not identical with the conditioned stimulus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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