Definition of generic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    generic

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//dʒəˈnɛrɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1shared by, including, or typical of a whole group of things; not specific “Broadband” is a generic term for any high-speed connection to the Internet.
  2. 2 (of a product, especially a drug) not using the name of the company that made it The doctor offered me a choice of a branded or a generic drug.
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NAmE//dʒəˈnɛrɪkli//
 
adverb
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