generic

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See also: genèric

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From Middle French générique, from Latin genus (genus, kind) + -ic.

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generic (comparative more generic, superlative most generic)

  1. very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups (genera) as opposed to specific instances.
    • 1864, Walter Bagehot, "Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Browning; or, Pure, Ornate, and Grotesque Art in English Poetry", in The National Review Volume 19
      [] the essence is that such self-describing poets describe what is in them, but not peculiar to them, – what is generic, not what is special and individual.
    "Shrimp" is the generic name for a number of species of sea creature.
  2. lacking in precision, often in an evasive fashion; vague; imprecise
  3. (of a product or drug) not having a brand name; nonproprietary in design or contents
  4. (taxonomy) pertaining to a taxon at the rank of genus
  5. relating to gender
  6. (grammar) specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene
    Words like salesperson and firefighter are generic.
  7. (computing, of procedures) written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter
  8. (geometry, of a point) having coordinates that are algebraically independent over the base field

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generic (plural generics)

  1. A product sold under a generic name.
  2. A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties.
  3. (grammar) A term that specifies neither male nor female.
    • 1998, Jacqueline A. Dienemann, Nursing administration: managing patient care:
      [] a male-centered perspective [] has resulted in false generics in everyday life []

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French générique.

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generic m or n (feminine singular generică, masculine plural generici, feminine and neuter plural generice)

  1. generic

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generic n (plural generice)

  1. (television, film) credits, titles

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