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English adjective: generic

1. generic relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus


SamplesThe generic name.


Domain categorybiological science, biology

2. generic (of drugs) not protected by trademark


Samples`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'.


Similarnonproprietary


Domain categorydrug


Antonymsproprietary

3. generic applicable to an entire class or group


SamplesIs there a generic Asian mind?.


Similargeneral


Antonymsspecific


English noun: generic

1. generic (food) 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


Synonymsgeneric wine


Broader (hypernym)vino, wine


Antonymsvarietal, varietal wine

2. generic (artifact) any product that can be sold without a brand name


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, product, ware


Narrower (hyponym)generic drug









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