Generic definitions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Of or relating to a genus.
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Specifying neither masculine nor feminine gender.

Generic nouns like waitperson and executive.

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Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class.

Cancer is a generic term for a group of diseases in which cells proliferate wildly.

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Lacking specificity; general.

Made some generic remarks about how to save for retirement.

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Relating to or being a product that is sold or distributed without any brand name or without a widely known brand name, especially as a discount alternative to a name-brand product.

Generic soap.

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Relating to or being the official nonproprietary name of a drug, under which it is licensed and identified by the manufacturer.
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A product or substance sold under or identified by a generic name.
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A wine that is a blend of several grape varieties and does not carry the name of any specific grape.
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Of, applied to, or referring to a whole kind, class, or group; inclusive or general.
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Without a brand name.
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Without individual character or distinctive characteristics.
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Of or characteristic of a genus.
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A product, as a drug or grocery item, without a brand name.
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Of or relating to a genus.
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Relating to or being a product that is sold or distributed without any brand name or without a widely known brand name, especially as a discount alternative to a name-brand product.

Generic soap.

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Relating to or being the official nonproprietary name of a drug, under which it is licensed and identified by the manufacturer.
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A product or substance sold under or identified by a generic name.
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In trademark law, a term or phrase that is merely descriptive and cannot be trademarked; with pharmaceuticals or other products, a non-trademarked equivalent offered in competition against a brand-name product.
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Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific.

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Lacking in precision, often in an evasive fashion; vague; imprecise.
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(of a product or drug) Not having a brand name.
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(biology, not comparable) Of, or relating to a taxonomic genus.
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(grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene.

Words like salesperson and firefighter are often referred to as generic.

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(computing) (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.
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(geometry, of a point) Having coordinates that are algebraically independent over the base field.
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A product sold under a generic name.
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A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties.
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(grammar) A term that specifies neither male nor female.
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Origin of generic

From Latin genus gener- kind genə- in Indo-European roots