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  • Generalization is like a bottom-up approach in which two or more entities of lower level combine to form a higher level entity if they have some attributes in common.
  • In generalization, an entity of a higher level can also combine with the entities of the lower level to form a further higher level entity.
  • Generalization is more like subclass and superclass system, but the only difference is the approach. Generalization uses the bottom-up approach.
  • In generalization, entities are combined to form a more generalized entity, i.e., subclasses are combined to make a superclass.

For example, Faculty and Student entities can be generalized and create a higher level entity Person.

DBMS Generalization

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