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generic

, generical
1. Biology of, relating to, or belonging to a genus
2. denoting the nonproprietary name of a drug, food product, etc.
3. a drug, food product, etc. that does not have a trademark

generic

[jə′ner·ik]
(biology)
Pertaining to or having the rank of a biological genus.
(science and technology)
A term applied to or descriptive of an entire group or a class.
In general use, that which is nonproprietary.
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Of course, it is a question of fact whether or not the trade mark has been used generically, and whether there has been inactivity on the part of the owner, or its licensee.
Accolate, a tablet known generically as zafirlukast, had the theme "Living With Asthma.
Non-Crip black gangs by the late 1970s were referred to as ``Bloods,'' a term that initially was generically applied throughout the 1960s' Black Panther movement among black men referring to each other as ``blood'' brothers.
I was disconcerted by Tempera's habit of interpolating the comments of other scholars into her own discussion without identifying them in the text, leaving the reader either to flip to the back for citations or to read quotations generically, as contributions tossed in from the sidelines.
Generically, there is a similar strong emphasis upon music.
Its 8,000 or so distinct species--known generically as spurges--produce a milky latex sap that oozes from cuts on leaves or stems.
Such are the vagaries of the reciprocity of high art and popular decor: Calder is one of those figures whose absorption into popular taste is so absolute, whose work feels so generically moderne, that it is difficult to see his art at all.
Except for brief appearances by the brilliant Darren Smith, a 1997 world Irish dancing champion, technique on this long program of ten generically ethnic-mythic pieces wasn't the point.
TAP's novel xanthine oxidase inhibitor marks a new approach to the treatment of gout and shows clinical benefits over the generically available allopurinol.
By contrast, ``Quintuplets'' is merely generically inauspicious programming.
Perry adduces the pastorals of Michael Drayton and Samuel Daniel as instances of the unconscious jostling of generically incompatible material, though even here, another reader might find Drayton's revision of his 1593 Idea, The Shepheardes Garland for his 1606 Poemes Lyrick and pastorall not so much an example of the kind of unconscious that Macherey intends but rather a perfectly conscious splicing ineptly executed.
As a hardworking trio of performers went through the generically athletic and aggressively gestural choreography of Borut Separovic, and spoke the Croatian text of dramaturg Goran Pristas, it became clear that perhaps a better title might be From the Favorite Devices of Pina Bausch to Those of Wim Vandekeybus.