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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generic  \Ge*ner"ic\,  Generical  \Ge*ner"ic*al\,  a.  [L.  genus, 
  generis,  race,  kind:  cf  F.  g['e]n['e]rique.  See  {Gender}.] 
  1.  (Biol.)  Pertaining  to  a  genus  or  kind  relating  to  a 
  genus,  as  distinct  from  a  species,  or  from  another  genus; 
  as  a  generic  description;  a  generic  difference;  a  generic 
  name 
 
  2.  Very  comprehensive;  pertaining  or  appropriate  to  large 
  classes  or  their  characteristics;  --  opposed  to 
  {specific}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  generic 
  adj  1:  (biology)  relating  to  or  common  to  or  descriptive  of  all 
  members  of  a  genus;  "the  generic  name" 
  2:  (of  drugs)  not  protected  by  trademark;  "`Acetaminophen'  is 
  the  generic  form  of  the  proprietary  drug  `Tylenol'" 
  3:  applicable  to  an  entire  class  or  group  "is  there  a  generic 
  Asian  mind?" 




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