Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of GENERIC

Pronunciation:  ju'nerik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
   name.

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

 
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
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY