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AFFIRMANCE-DAY, GENERAL. In the English Court of Exchequer, is a day appointed by the judges of the common pleas, and barons of the exchequer, to be held a few days after the beginning of every term for the general affirmance or reversal of judgments. 2 Tidd. 1091.

DAMAGES, GENERAL, torts. General damages are such as the law implies to have accrued from the act of a tort-feasor. To call a man a thief, or commit an assault and battery upon his person, are examples of this kind. In the first case the law presumes that calling a man a thief must be injurious to him, with showing that it is so. Sir W. Jones, 196; 1 Saund. 243, b. n. 5; and in the latter case, the law implies that his person has been more or less deteriorated, and that the injured party is not required to specify what injury he has sustained, nor to prove it. Ham. N. P. 40; 1 Chit. Pl. 386; 2 L.R. 76; 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3584.

GENERAL. This word has several meanings, namely: 1. A principal officer, particularly in the army. 2. Something opposed to special; as, a general verdict, the general issue, which expressions are used in contradistinction to special verdict, special issue. 3. Principal, as the general post office. 4. Not select, as a general ship. (q. v.) 5. Not particular, as a general custom. 6. Not limited, as general jurisdiction. 7. This word is sometimes annexed or prefixed to other words to express or limit the extent of their signification; as Attorney General, Solicitor General, the General Assembly, &c.

HEIR, GENERAL. Heir at common in the English law. The heir at common law is he who, after his father or ancestor's death has a right to, and is introduced into all his lands, tenements and hereditaments. He must be of the whole blood, not a bastard, alien, &c. Bac. Abr. Heir, B 2; Coparceners; Descent.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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is a generalization that has no basis in fact nor in law,' Panelo said.
Generic generalizations such as "mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus" or "sharks attack bathers" are often accepted by speakers despite the fact that very few members of the kinds in question have the predicated property.
Interventions incorporating typically developing peers have relied on peer modeling, prompting, and delivery of reinforcement to procedure behavioral change in individuals with ASD, with reviews and meta-analyses indicating the efficacy of such procedures in producing improvements in target behaviors in both training and generalization settings (e.g., Chan et al., 2009; Wang, Cui, & Parrila, 2011; Zhang & Wheeler, 2011).
Keywords: computer-assisted instruction, generalization, oral reading fluency, urban students, supplemental instruction
Generalization can be defined in several ways, and it can refer to different behavioral processes and behavior change outcomes (Cooper et al., 2007).
This information increase is shown to be in direct proportion to generalization performance for higher layers in particular.
Also, a minimal period of 2 years without generalization is required to classify a patient with initial ocular manifestations as having a pure ocular form.
Generalizations can be wrong even on less important things such as, let's say, dogs.
For example, whereas researchers have traditionally studied stimulus generalization and gradient shift using unidimensional stimuli (Honig and Urcuioli 1981; Purtle 1973; Riley 1968), a number of researchers have more recently studied gradient shift using naturalistic images of human faces (e.g., Derenne and Breitstein 2006; Dunsmoor et al.
In Gomez's new work, she and he team are examining how young children can recognize instances similar, but not identical, to something they have learned and apply it to a new situation - so-called generalization. Examples in language include the ability to recognize the letter "A" in different types of font, understanding a word regardless of who is speaking it, or recognizing a grammatical pattern in a sentence never before heard.
Our hypothesis is that analogical generalization can be used to generate meaningful clusters of hand-drawn sketches.
Many National Mapping Agencies (NMAs) have introduced or are introducing automated generalization to improve parts of their map production lines.