Generic



[juh-ner-ik] /dʒəˈnɛr ɪk/

adjective, Also, generical
1.
of, applicable to, or referring to all the members of a , class, group, or kind; .
2.
of, relating to, or noting a , especially in biology.
3.
(of a word) applicable or referring to both men and women:
a generic pronoun.
4.
not protected by trademark registration:
“Cola” and “shuttle” are generic terms.
noun
5.
a generic term.
6.
any product, as a type of food, drug, or cosmetic commonly marketed under a brand name, that is sold in a package without a brand.
7.
a wine made from two or more varieties of grapes, with no one grape constituting more than half the product (distinguished from ).
/dʒɪˈnɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
applicable or referring to a whole class or group; general
2.
(biology) of, relating to, or belonging to a genus: the generic name
3.
denoting the nonproprietary name of a drug, food product, etc
noun
4.
a drug, food product, etc that does not have a trademark
adj.

1670s, “belonging to a large group of objects,” formed in English from Latin gener-, stem of genus “kind” (see genus) + -ic. Sense of “not special, not brand-name; in plain, cheap packaging,” of groceries, etc., is from 1977.

generic ge·ner·ic (jə-něr’ĭk)
adj.

n.
A drug sold without a brand name or trademark.

adjective

Inferior; cheesy, grotty: Larry King doesn’t appear to be generic: he has a distinctive voice, and he doesn’t look like anybody else (1980s+ Students)

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