generic

Definitions

  • Birth, generic. N.A. Indians
    Birth, generic. N.A. Indians
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj generic applicable to an entire class or group "is there a generic Asian mind?"
    • adj generic (of drugs) not protected by trademark "`Acetaminophen' is the generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol'"
    • adj generic relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus "the generic name"
    • n generic any product that can be sold without a brand name
    • n generic a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sahara Desert is over twice as big as the second largest desert in the world, The Australian Desert. The Sahara is 3.5 million square miles compared to the 1.47 million square miles of the Australian. This is "true" in the generic sense of the Autralian Desert. There is no Australian Desert. It is divided into many different deserts. What would be true would be to say the Sahara is bigger than the desert space in Australia (which is A LOT not sure how much as a percentage of the total land mass of australia).
    • Generic (Commerce) Not protected by trademark; -- used especially of the names of medications; as, a generic drug; the generic name of Rogaine is minoxidil.
    • Generic (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.
    • Generic Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or their characteristics; -- opposed to specific.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • generic Pertaining to, of the nature of, or forming a mark of a genus, or a kind or group of similar things; comprehending a number of like things, without specifying them: opposed to specific. See genus.
    • generic Specifically In zoology and botany, having the taxonomic rank or classificatory value of a genus: as, a generic name or description; generic characters or differences; generic identity. Thus Canis, a genus of Canidæ, is the generic name of all species of the dog family which agree in their generic characters, and present generic differences from all other Canidæ.
    • generic Relating to gender. See gender.
    • generic Of a general nature; applicable or referring to any unit of the kind or class; general; not special.
    • generic Distinctly characteristic; so marked as to constitute or denote a distinct kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Generic -al, Generically. See Genus.
    • adjs Generic -al, pertaining to a genus: relating to gender: of a general nature, not special: distinctly characteristic
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Quotations

  • Iris Murdoch
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    “Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. genus, generis, race, kind: cf. F. générique,. See Gender
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. genus, generis, birth; cog. with Gr. genosgignesthai.

Usage

In literature:

What is the generic term of this group?
"English Synonyms and Antonyms" by James Champlin Fernald
All these waters have the generic name of the Kaipara.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
It is a small plant resembling, in miniature, Typha, hence its generic name.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Two generic titles for deities occur in India.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Decoration so used must be generic.
"Modern Painters Volume II (of V)" by John Ruskin
The first asserted that there are no generic {354} types, and consequently no abstract concepts.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The specific peculiarities induced by particular professions are not less marked than the generic ones.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
This continuity of thought is represented in matter by the persistence of generic forms under specific differences.
"The Philosophy of Evolution" by Stephen H. Carpenter
This accounts for Berkeley's generic reference.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
The law of increasing returns in manufacturing, then, and natural location of mines are the most generic causes of transportation.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Sometimes it is a generic name for a large group; sometimes the designation of a particular section of that group.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Of the types peculiar to China and North America the alligator of the Yangtsze-kiang is generically identical with its Mississippi relative.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Perhaps plumage patterns are the most widely used characters for determining generic relationships of birds.
"Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves" by Robert L. Merz
A sufficient proof of the overlapping of generic areas is the occurrence of a number of genera of the same family together.
"Island Life" by Alfred Russel Wallace
In this part of the country they are known under the generic appellation of Kolo.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
I am not speaking of Christianity merely, but of religion in its generic sense.
"Victory out of Ruin" by Norman Maclean
The generic name given to these impersonations, viz.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Now the term has fallen into such disuse as to be no longer generic, but locally it survived with a meaning both specific and malodorous.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
Bombs, grenades, shells, powder, and bullets are all included in the generic term ammunition.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
The remarks which we have already made respecting the generic and specific names, apply equally to this department.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
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In news:

GENERIC STD sexually transmitted health herpes aids (CBS/AP).
Established in 1993 under The Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Greenstone LLC is a generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer Inc (NYSE: PFE), the world's leading biopharmaceutical company.
Greenstone , the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer, has launched olanzapine tablets.
The drug, which is a generic version of Zyprexa — an Eli Lilly drug used to treat psychiatric disorders — in the 2.5-mg, 5-mg, 7.5-mg, 10-mg, 15-mg and 20-mg strengths.
Despite the film's terribly generic title, it would be possible to give John Duigan's Head in the Clouds a free pass based on eye-candy alone.
3 pack headphone with microphone for iphone 2g 3g 3gs 4g- (Generic, WHITE Color).
Heads up on generic drugs.
As the beverage market continues its shift from side-load bodies and trailers to the more generic end-load bodies and trailers, liftgates are becoming a topic of increasing interest among fleet managers.
Generic baby infant toddler crying sleep mother (iStockphoto).
Generic antidepressant pulled over ineffectiveness .
WASHINGTON More Americans than ever are taking generic drugs, as blockbuster medicines like Plavix and Lipitor become available in low-cost versions.
Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched two injectable antibiotics, the company said Tuesday.
Generic aspirin (Tim Boyle, Getty Images).
Avoidance of Generic Competition by Abbott Laboratories' Fenofibrate Franchise.
The displays a generic outline of passengers' bodies and indicates any security concerns with a yellow box.
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In science:

By the κ−c.c. of the Levy collapse for every real x ∈ V [G] there is an ε < κ such that x ∈ V [Gε ], where Gε is an initial segment of the generic, which is generic for Pε = Coll (ω , < ε).
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Lemma. (LC) The poset P is forcing isomorphic to Q and the isomorphism takes the canonical P -generic real into the Q-generic real.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
We consider two generic strategy types, namely the types of type-preserving and type-unifying strategies. S ′ γ offers traversal combinators to construct traversals or schemes thereof from many-sorted and generic strategies.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
To inhabit generic types, we need to add a fundamental combinator to lift a many-sorted strategy s to a generic type γ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Typed strategic term rewriting with coverage of generic term traversal is a simple but expressive model of generic programming.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Since a traversal strategy must be applicable to terms of any sort, many-sorted ingredients must be lifted in some way to a generic type before they can be used in a generic context.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Objective An important meta-goal of the present paper is to develop a simple and self-contained model of typeful generic programming in the sense of generic traversal of many-sorted terms.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Parametric polymorphism Generic strategy types capture the kind of genericity needed for generic traversal while being able to mix uniform and sort-speci fic behaviour.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Strategy extension The remaining problem with generic strategies is the mediation between many-sorted and generic strategy types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Separation of many-sorted and generic strategies Note that there are now two levels in our type system, that is, there are many-sorted types and generic types.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Let us attempt to turn a rewrite rule ℓ into a generic strategy using the form ℓ ←+ s where s is some generic strategy, e.g., ǫ or δ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
If we attempt to apply the intentionally generic strategy in a generic context or to assign a generic type to it, then the type system will refuse such attempts.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The generic type TU(·) The formalisation of the generic type (constructor) TU(·) is presented in Figure 20.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
We do not attempt to cover generic types in this judgement because symmetric typedependent choice cannot involve a generic strategy.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In fact, Generic Haskell appears to offer the most complete feature list for an encoding of rewriting strategies because generic term traversal and speci fic type cases are offered by the language design of Generic Haskell.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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