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Latin genus, generis, race, kind: compare French générique.

generic (comparative more generic, superlative most generic)

Positive
generic

Comparative
more generic

Superlative
most generic

  1. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific
    Quotations:
    • "...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." — Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
  2. (biology) Of, or relating to a genus (not comparable)
  3. Not having a brand name
  4. Of a drug identified by its chemical name
  5. (grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine e.g. salesperson
  6. (computing) (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.


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