fallacy of composition

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The false assumption that something which is true for one segment of the economy is true for the economy as a whole. For instance, if one state has an inflated unemployment rate then the whole United States has the same problem.

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The fallacy of composition was what the man was using and he thought that just because this segment was behaving that way, then the whole thing was behaving the same.
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You should make sure that you never find yourself thinking with a fallacy of composition when you are coming up with an idea.
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The fallacy of composition was mentioned during the meeting because we did not have a large enough sample to draw meaningful data yet.
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