What does the word generic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to a genus or class: opposed to specific.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Generical.

Usage examples for generic

  1. Such preference is generic rather than individual. – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  2. At the same time it is strictly individual, for it is the Spirit of Individuality, and is thus to be distinguished from that merely generic race- personality which makes us human beings at all. – The Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
  3. Take, for instance, that heterogeneous collection of articles, grouped under the generic and whimsical head of notions. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
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