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generic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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genericge‧ner‧ic /dʒəˈnerɪk/ ●○○ adjective [usually before noun] 🔊 🔊 1 GROUP OF THINGSrelating to a whole group of things rather than to one thinggeneric term/name (for something) 🔊 Fine Arts is a generic term for subjects such as painting, music, and sculpture.2 BBa generic product does not have a special name to show that it is made by a particular companygeneric drugsgenerically /-kli/ adverb
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genericTable 4.2 shows how each of these generic activities generates different patterns of task-related behaviour.The merged generic businesses now trade as Evans-Kerfoot, with main manufacturing facilities at Bardsey Vale in Stockport.generic drugsThe generic label shareware covers a marketing concept rather than a particular brand of software.They are also primarily based on comparisons between the specialist and generic teams.Electronic Publishing-a generic term for the distribution of information which is stored, transmitted and reproduced electronically.According to others it was more properly a generic term used loosely to cover a wide assortment of observable cutaneous conditions.generic term/name (for something)The second is the chemical or generic name.If she gives you the brand name, ask for the generic name as well.These territories are known by the generic term Ends and each ground has a distinctive name for its End.Often used as a generic term for all activities yielding evidence relevant to course quality.The generic term for it is relaxed.Electronic Publishing-a generic term for the distribution of information which is stored, transmitted and reproduced electronically.According to others it was more properly a generic term used loosely to cover a wide assortment of observable cutaneous conditions.From what I could make out, Rabari was the more generic term, while Kaika designated a specific camel-breeding sub caste.generic drugsCampaigners argue that poor countries faced with a health emergency have a right under international trade legislation to buy generic drugs.In New York, one of the big ones is generic drugs.More generic drugs are now used, and stocks are much more carefully controlled.The drugs in these areas were not at the frontier of medical science and acceptable generic drugs existed.Prices of generic drugs have soared by 45 % over the past 15 months.It was clear that some economies were possible if more generic drugs were prescribed rather than branded drugs.
From Longman Business Dictionarygenericge‧ner‧ic /dʒəˈnerɪk/ adjective [only before a noun]1MARKETING a generic product such as a type of food or a drug is one which is sold under its own name, rather than under the name of a particular manufacturerThe drug Cardizem is also known by its generic name of diltiazemCut-price generic brands have stolen millions of customers from the big-name cigarettes.Smaller companies will increasingly share thegeneric market (=people buying generic products) with bigger brand-name firms.2MARKETING generic advertising involves all the makers of a particular product working together to sell the product, rather than competing against each otherThe Video Software Dealers Association announced a funding mechanism for its planned generic campaign.3LAW a generic word, name etc is used to talk about a whole group of things, and therefore cannot be used as a TRADEMARKThe court ruled that ‘champagne’ is not a generic word and that wine sold under that name had to be produced in the Champagne region of France.
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