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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.generically - without a trademark or brand name; "we market these drugs generically"
2.generically - as sharing a common genus; "these animals are not related generically"
Translations

generically

[dʒɪˈnerɪklɪ] ADVgenéricamente, de manera genérica

generically

[dʒɪˈnɛrɪkəli] adv
[refer to] → génériquement
[called, known] → génériquementgeneric drug nmédicament m générique

generically

adv (Biol) → gattungsmäßig; they could be generically described as …sie könnten unter dem Oberbegriffzusammengefasst werden

generically

[dʒɪˈnɛrɪklɪ] advgenericamente
References in classic literature ?
Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total
The ANSI/ISA99 standards form the base documents for the IEC 62443 series of industrial automation (sometimes generically labelled "SCADA," or supervisory control and data acquisition) security standards.
Merck and Co Inc's Hyzaar is known generically as Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Tablets, while Merck Research Laboratories' Cozaar is generically called Losartan Potassium Tablets.
Merck & Co Inc's (NYSE: MRK) Hyzaar is known generically as Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Tablets and Merck Research Laboratories' Cozaar is known generically as Losartan Potassium Tablets.
For example, GlaxoSmithKline Plc's diabetes drug Avandia, known generically as rosiglitazone, has been shown to restore gut defenses through PPAR-gamma activation, he said, and Takeda Pharmaceutical's Actos, or pioglitazone, another PPAR drug
says it entered into a settlement with Takeda for Actoplus Met, 15 mg/500 mg and 15 mg/850 mg, known generically as pioglitazone hydrochloride (HCl) and metformin HCl tablets, and Actos, 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg, known generically as pioglitazone HCl tablets.
The electronic ticket, which is known generically as a "Smart Card", is a season ticket which can be swiped at station exit barriers to speed up passage.
I use the term "ecogeny" when thinking generically.
The ethics of practice diversification in the field generically described as performance psychology--including sport psychology, organizational consulting, and performing arts psychology--is examined.
LEGAL experts are carefully studying the decision on Monday (18-12) of the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers that Austria should continue its national bans on two generically modified maize varieties.
The medication, known generically as panitumumab, proved in clinical trials to prevent progression of tumors that have spread to other parts of the body in patients for whom chemotherapy failed.
News reports tend to describe Indonesia's violence as generically 'sectarian,' as if Moslem and Christian extremists were mutually responsible.