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generic is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of generic in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… even outside the a generic community so …”

meanings of generic


  1. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific.
  2. Specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene.
  3. Relating to gender.
  4. Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.
  5. Not having a brand name.
  6. Lacking in precision, often in an evasive fashion; vague; imprecise.
  7. Pertaining to a taxon at the rank of genus.
  8. Having coordinates that are algebraically independent over the base field.


  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. A term that specifies neither male nor female.

generic frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word generic occurs in english on average 7.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics generic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that generic can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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