I am trying to understand a paper about ethanol: "Generalisation of ethanol with drug mixtures containing a positive modulator of the GABAA receptor and an NMDA antagonist" (Stolerman & Olufsen, 2000)
In the abstract it says,
"After drug-appropriate responding with the training mixtures reached 85%, generalisation to ethanol was examined in extinction tests."
I can't find a definition for "generalisation" in Google searches. What does it mean? I don't have a background in biology, so simple answers are preferable. Thank you.