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. A term that specifies neither male nor female.


  1. 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)
  2. Lacking in precision, often in and evasive fashion; vague; imprecise.
  3. Not having a brand name.
  4. Of, or relating to a taxonomic genus.
  5. Specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene.
    Words like salesperson and firefighter are often referred to as generic.
  6. (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.

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