Generic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dʒəˈnerɪk|  American pronunciation of the word generic
Brit.  |dʒɪˈnɛrɪk|  British pronunciation of the word generic

noun

- wine that does not meet the minimum qualifications and standards for use of a designation by appellation of origin (where the grapes are grown) or by varietal content; may only be labeled by proprietary (made-up) name, by general color (such as `vin rouge', `vino rosso', `rotwein', `red wine', etc.), or by general class (as `vin ordinaire', `vin de table', `vino da tavola', `tafelwein', `table wine', etc.)
- any product that can be sold without a brand name

adjective

- (of drugs) not protected by trademark
- applicable to an entire class or group

Examples

“Flu” is sometimes used as a generic term for any illness caused by a virus.

...a love of big things—big cars, big meals—seems to be a generic trait of the American people...

You can substitute generics for brand-name drugs on this health plan.

Generics are cheap since they have no name to advertise.

Fine Arts is a generic term for subjects such as painting, music and sculpture.

Sri Lanka adopted a national policy to switch supply to generic drugs.

Acetaminophen is the generic form of the proprietary drug Tylenol.

Is there a generic Asian mind?

The program saved $11 million by substituting generics for brand-name drugs.

'Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug 'Tylenol'

'Tylenol' is a proprietary drug of which 'acetaminophen' is the generic form

rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

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