Generic is defined as a product without a brand name.(noun)
An example of a generic is the can of soup with a brand issued by the grocery store.
The definition of generic is something without a brand name.(adjective)
An example of generic is the type of soap with a store's label that says "soap," but without a brand name.
Generic means something doesn’t have any distinct qualities.(adjective)
An example of generic is a general business plan that doesn't have any distinctive details.
See generic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ML genericus: see genus & -ic
See generic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin genus, gener-, kind; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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