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Topic: BUSINESS BASICS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: générique, from Latin genus; GENUS

generic

adjective
     
ge‧ner‧ic [usually before noun]
1 relating to a whole group of things rather than to one thing
generic term/name (for something)
Fine Arts is a generic term for subjects such as painting, music and sculpture.
2BB a generic product does not have a special name to show that it is made by a particular company
generically adverb
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