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Adjective: generic  ju'ne-rik
  1. Applicable to an entire class or group
    "is there a generic Asian mind?"
     
  2. (biology) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus
    "the generic name"
     
  3. (of drugs) not protected by trademark
    "'Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug 'Tylenol'"
     
  4. (computing, of program code) written to operate on any data type, the type required being given as a parameter
Noun: generic  ju'ne-rik
  1. 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
    - generic wine
     
  2. Any product that can be sold without a brand name

Derived forms: generics

See also: general, nonproprietary

Type of: merchandise, product, vino, ware, wine

Antonym: varietal

Encyclopedia: Generic