Definition of Generic

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Generic Wine
Generic synonyms: Vino, Wine
Antonyms: Varietal, Varietal Wine

2. Adjective. Relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus. "The generic name"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Partainyms: Genus
Derivative terms: Genus

3. Noun. Any product that can be sold without a brand name.
Specialized synonyms: Generic Drug
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Product, Ware

4. Adjective. (of drugs) not protected by trademark. "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"
Category relationships: Drug
Similar to: Nonproprietary

5. Adjective. Applicable to an entire class or group. "Is there a generic Asian mind?"
Similar to: General
Derivative terms: Genus

Definition of Generic

1. a. 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.

Definition of Generic

1. Adjective. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Of, or relating to a genus (qualifier not comparable) ¹

3. Adjective. Not having a brand name ¹

4. Adjective. Of a drug identified by its chemical name ¹

5. Adjective. (grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson ¹

6. Adjective. (computing) (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter. ¹

7. Noun. A product sold under a generic name ¹

8. Noun. A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties ¹

9. Noun. (grammar) A term that specifies neither male nor female. ¹

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Definition of Generic

1. a type of drug [n -S]

Medical Definition of Generic

1. A drug not protected by a trademark. Also, the scientific name as opposed to the proprietary, brand name. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Generic

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Literary usage of Generic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"THE STRICT APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF PRIORITY TO generic NAMES MR. FRANK SPRINGER, on the first of May last, distributed to one thousand zoologists and ..."

2. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically Daniel Jay Browne by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"Guava, Florida GYMNOCLADUS, generic characters of Gymnocladus ... MACLURA, generic characters of 133 134 134 135 134 342 217 218 610 365 366 275 429 167 169 ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"1 Note on the generic Name Bolborhynchus Bonaparte. Proc. Biol. 8oc. Wash., p. 183. ... Notes on Several Preoccupied generic Names (Aves). Proc. Blol. Soc. ..."

4. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"Though every individual member must of necessity answer to many generic descriptions, every individual member is a member of the determinate body, ..."

5. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"Mr. Richmond supplements this work by giving us a list of the generic names ... The List ends with a catalogue of the generic terms contained iu it, ..."

6. A Method for the Identification of Pure Organic Compounds by a Systematic by Samuel Parsons Mulliken (1904)
"generic TEST I. ADD О.ОБ GRM. OF THE FINELY POWDERED SUBSTANCE, ... Observations on generic Test I. Soluble aldehydes usually color the fuchsine reagent ..."

7. Household Bacteriology for Students in Domestic Sciences by Estelle Denis Buchanan, Robert Earle Buchanan (1913)
"CHAPTER IV CLASSIFICATION OF BACTERIA Classification — Use of generic and ... Each organism has two names, a generic and a specific, each in the Latin. ..."

8. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1903)
"257,1902), considers that the validity of the generic name ... As has been fully shown,* there is no doubt of the pertinence of the generic name ..."

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