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Meaning of GENERIC

Pronunciation:  ju'nerik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  applicable to an entire class or group; "is there a generic Asian mind?"
  2. [adj]  (of drugs) not protected by trademark; "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"
  3. [adj]  (biology) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus; "the generic name"

GENERIC is a 7 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: general, nonproprietary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ge*ner"ic\, Generical \Ge*ner"ic*al\, a. [L. genus,
generis, race, kind: cf. F. g['e]n['e]rique. See {Gender}.]
1. (Biol.) Pertaining to a genus or kind; relating to a
   genus, as distinct from a species, or from another genus;
   as, a generic description; a generic difference; a generic

2. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large
   classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstract, bland, broad, collective, common, featureless, general, generalized, indefinite, indeterminate, nebulous, neutral, nonspecific, uncharacterized, undifferentiated, universal, unspecified, vague, wide