adjective Also ge·ner·i·cal.
- generative-transformational grammar,
- generic name,
- generous to a fault,
Origin of generic
Examples from the Web for generic
But here we are at a generic hotel suite in downtown Toronto.Adam Sandler Talks Getting Fired From ‘SNL,’ Bad Reviews, and His Desire to Play a Villain|Marlow Stern|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ketorolac, a generic, is considered a relatively nontoxic drug.
Onstage, a trio of dancers in elaborate underwear sway lazily to generic synth beats.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars|Scott Bixby|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Polls at that time found that the public favored Democrats 50% to 42% over Republicans in generic Congressional match ups.6 Reasons This Could Be Obama’s Best Year as President|Dean Obeidallah|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The latest Quinnipiac and Pew polls show Democrats with a 9-point generic edge, twice what it was in late August.Shutdown Aversion: Republicans May Have Just Lost the House|Eleanor Clift|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In this case as before, Saxon is a generic rather than a particular name.The Ethnology of the British Islands|Robert Gordon Latham
God uses a generic term which denotes that the heart of man, as such, is meant.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II|Martin Luther
The generic evil, out of which all evils spring, every giant intellect of the ages has grappled with, and it has thrown them all.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
Another explanation is based on the notion of one generic substance individualized in all distinct, material existences.
Here the generic name is derived from two Greek words—polys, “many,” and pous, “a foot.”How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin