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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.