- The definition of generic is something without a brand name.
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.
An example of generic is a general business plan that doesn't have any distinctive details.
- Generic is defined as a product without a brand name.
An example of a generic is the can of soup with a brand issued by the grocery store.
A generic can of soup.
generic definition by Webster's New World
- of, applied to, or referring to a whole kind, class, or group; inclusive or general
- without a brand name
- without individual character or distinctive characteristics
- Biol. of or characteristic of a genus
Origin: Midieval Latin genericus: see genus and amp; -ic
- generically adverb
generic definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class; general. See Synonyms at general.
- Biology Of or relating to a genus.
- a. Not having a brand name: generic soap.b. Of or being a drug sold under or identified by its official nonproprietary or chemical name.
- Grammar Specifying neither masculine nor feminine gender: generic nouns like waitperson and executive.
- A product or substance sold under or identified by a generic name.
- A wine that is a blend of several grape varieties and does not carry the name of any specific grape.
Origin: From Latin genus, gener-, kind; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
- ge·nerˈi·cal·ly adverb
generic - Business Definition
generic - Legal Definition
generic - Medical Definition
- Of or relating to a genus.
- Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class; general.
- Of or relating to a drug sold under or identified by its official nonproprietary or chemical name.