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* generick

Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From Middle French _générique_, from Latin _genus_ (“genus, kind”)

From Middle French générique, from Latin genus (genus, kind)

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* IPA(key): /dʒɪˈnɛɹɪk/ * Rhymes: -ɛrɪk

  • IPA(key): /dʒɪˈnɛɹɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrɪk

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GENERIC (_comparative_ MORE GENERIC, _superlative_ MOST GENERIC) * Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific. * "...the essence is that such self-describing poets describe what is in them, but not peculiar to them, – what is GENERIC, not what is special and individual." — Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) * Lacking in precision, often in an evasive fashion; vague; imprecise. * (of a product or drug) Not having a brand name. * (biology, not comparable) Of or relating to a taxonomic genus. * (grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene. _Words like salesperson and firefighter are GENERIC._ * (computing) (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter. * (geometry, of a point) Having coordinates that are algebraically independent over the base field. SYNONYMS * (comprehensive): general * (lacking a brand): unbranded ANTONYMS * (comprehensive): specific, proprietary * (lacking a brand): non-generic, proprietary, branded DERIVED TERMS * genericity * genericness TRANSLATIONS

generic (comparative more generic, superlative most generic)

  1. Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific.
  2. Lacking in precision, often in an evasive fashion; vague; imprecise.
  3. (of a product or drug) Not having a brand name.
  4. (biology, not comparable) Of or relating to a taxonomic genus.
  5. (grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene.
    Words like salesperson and firefighter are generic.
  6. (computing) (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.
  7. (geometry, of a point) Having coordinates that are algebraically independent over the base field.

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - NOUN
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GENERIC (_plural_ GENERICS) * A product sold under a generic name * A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties * (grammar) A term that specifies neither male nor female. * 1998, Jacqueline A. Dienemann, _Nursing administration: managing patient care_ […] a male-centered perspective […] has resulted in false GENERICS in everyday life […] TRANSLATIONS

generic (plural generics)

  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. (grammar) A term that specifies neither male nor female.

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* gender * genus


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