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ge·ner·ic

 (jə-nĕr′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. 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.
b. Lacking specificity; general: made some generic remarks about how to save for retirement.
2. Biology Of or relating to a genus.
3.
a. 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.
b. Relating to or being the official nonproprietary name of a drug, under which it is licensed and identified by the manufacturer.
4. Grammar Specifying neither masculine nor feminine gender: generic nouns like waitperson and executive.
n.
1. A product or substance sold under or identified by a generic name.
2. A wine that is a blend of several grape varieties and does not carry the name of any specific grape.

[From Latin genus, gener-, kind; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ge·ner′i·cal·ly adv.
gen′e·ric′i·ty (jĕn′ə-rĭs′ĭ-tē), ge·ner·ic·ness n.

generic

(dʒɪˈnɛrɪk) or

generical

adj
1. applicable or referring to a whole class or group; general
2. (Biology) biology of, relating to, or belonging to a genus: the generic name.
3. (Pharmacology) denoting the nonproprietary name of a drug, food product, etc
n
(Pharmacology) a drug, food product, etc, that does not have a trademark
[C17: from French; see genus]
geˈnerically adv

ge•ner•ic

(dʒəˈnɛr ɪk)

adj. Also, ge•ner′i•cal.
1. of, pertaining to, or applicable to all the members of a genus, class, group, or kind.
2. of, pertaining to, or constituting a genus.
3. (of a word) applicable or referring to both men and women: a generic pronoun.
4. not protected by trademark registration; nonproprietary: a generic drug.
n.
5. a generic term.
6. any product, as a food, drug, or cosmetic, that can be sold without a brand name.
7. a wine made from two or more varieties of grapes, with no one grape constituting more than half the product (disting. from varietal).
[1670–80; < Latin gener- (see gender1) + -ic]
ge•ner′i•cal•ly, adv.
ge•ner′ic•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.generic - a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
vino, wine - fermented juice (of grapes especially)
varietal, varietal wine - a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
2.generic - any product that can be sold without a brand name
generic drug - when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees; "generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs"
merchandise, product, ware - commodities offered for sale; "good business depends on having good merchandise"; "that store offers a variety of products"
Adj.1.generic - relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus; "the generic name"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
2.generic - (of drugs) not protected by trademark; "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
nonproprietary - not protected by trademark or patent or copyright; "nonproprietary products are in the public domain and anyone can produce or distribute them"
3.generic - applicable to an entire class or group; "is there a generic Asian mind?"
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"

generic

adjective collective, general, common, wide, sweeping, comprehensive, universal, blanket, inclusive, all-encompassing Parmesan is a generic term for a family of Italian hard cheeses.
individual, particular, specific, precise

generic

adjective
Belonging or relating to the whole:
Translations
للجِنْس عامَّة، عام
rodový
fælles-generisk
gyûjtõ
ættkvíslar-
apibendrinantis
sugas-
rodový
cinsle ilgilitürsel

generic

[dʒɪˈnerɪk] ADJgenérico

generic

[dʒɪˈnɛrɪk] adjgénérique generic drug

generic

adjartmäßig; generic name or termOberbegriff m; (Biol) → Gattungsbegriff or -name m; generic groupGattung f

generic

[dʒɪˈnɛrɪk] adjgenerico/a

generic

(dʒəˈnerik) adjective
(of a name, term etc) referring to several similar objects etc. `Furniture' is a generic term for chairs, tables etc.

ge·ner·ic

n. nombre común de un producto o medicamento no patentado;
a. genérico-a, rel. al género;
___ namenombre genérico.

generic

adj & n (pharm) genérico
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