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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'.


Domain categorydrug


3. generic applicable to an entire class or group

SamplesIs there a generic Asian mind?.



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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