1 relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus; "the generic name"
2 (of drugs) not protected by trademark; "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"
3 applicable to an entire class or group; "is there a generic Asian mind?"
- Rhymes: -ɛrɪk
- Very comprehensive; pertaining
or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific
- "...the essence is that such self-describing poets describe what is in them, but not peculiar to them,---what is generic, not what is special and individual." — Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
- Of, or relating to a genus italbrac not comparable
- Not having a brand name
- Of a drug identified by its chemical name
- Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson
- (comprehensive): general
Of, or relating to a genus
Of a drug identified by its chemical name
- Norwegian: generisk
Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson
- Norwegian: kjønnsnøytral
A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties
Generic means pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific members of the group. It may refer to:
- Generic mood, a grammatical mood used to make generalized statements like Snow is white
- Generic antecedents, referents in linguistic contexts, which are classes.
- Generic role-playing game system, a framework that provides rule mechanics for any setting—world or environment or genre
- Generic drug, a drug identified by its chemical name rather than its brand name
In computer programming:
- Generic function, a computer programming entity made up of all methods having the same name
- Generic programming, (e.g. Free Pascal, C++, Java and C# generics) a computer programming technique that allows one value to take different datatypes in a type-safe manner
- GENERIC, a component of the GNU Compiler Collection.
- Generic filter, a mathematical filter that satisfies certain properties.
- Generic point, a special kind of point whose behavior reflects the behavior of a closed subset of an algebraic variety or scheme.
- Generic property, a formal definition of a property shared by almost all objects of a certain type. (For example, almost all functions in a given class or almost all points in a given space.)
- GENERIC formalism, a mathematical framework to describe irreversible phenomena in thermodynamics
- Generic brand, a brand for a product that does not have an associated brand or trademark other than the trading name of the business providing the product
- Genericized trademark, a trademark that sometimes or usually replaces a common term in colloquial usage
- an ordinary language word which is not a registered tradename.
- Porter generic strategies, a category scheme of business strategies
- Semi-generic, a term used in the United States for certain wine designations that hold no legal meaning
- the component of a place name that indicates the type of place. For example, in the names Santa Monica Boulevard and Mount Everest, the generics are Boulevard and Mount.
- anything pertaining to a genus.
generic in German: Generik
generic in French: Générique
generic in Japanese: ジェネリック