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Definition 1: any product that can be sold without a brand name - [noun denoting artifact]

(generic is a kind of ...) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

(... is a kind of generic ) when the patent protection for a brand-name drug expires generic versions of the drug can be offered for sale if the FDA agrees

"generic drugs are usually cheaper than brand-name drugs"

Definition 2: 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.) - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for generic in the sense of this definition

(generic is a kind of ...) fermented juice (of grapes especially)

Definition 3: relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where generic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the generic name

(generic belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 4: applicable to an entire class or group - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where generic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • is there a generic Asian mind?

(generic is similar to ...) applying to all or most members of a category or group

"the general public" "general assistance" "a general rule" "in general terms" "comprehensible to the general reader"

Definition 5: (of drugs) not protected by trademark - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where generic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(generic is similar to ...) not protected by trademark or patent or copyright

"nonproprietary products are in the public domain and anyone can produce or distribute them"

(generic belongs to category ...) a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

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