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Adjective: generic  ju'ne-rik
  1. Applicable to an entire class or group
    "is there a generic Asian mind?"
  2. (of drugs) not protected by trademark
    "'Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug 'Tylenol'"
  3. (biology) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus
    "the generic name"
  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. Wine that does not meet the minimum qualifications and standards for use of a designation by appellation of origin (where the grapes are grown) or by varietal content; may only be labelled by proprietary (made-up) name, by general colour (such as 'vin rouge', 'vino rosso', 'rotwein', 'red wine', etc.), or by general class (as 'vin ordinaire', 'vin de table', 'vino da tavola', 'tafelwein', 'table wine', etc.)
    - 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 [informal], ware, wine

Antonym: varietal

Encyclopedia: Generic