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generic

adjective uk   /dʒəˈner.ɪk/ us  
formal shared by, typical of, or relating to a whole group of similar things, rather than to any particular thing: The new range of engines all had a generic problem with their fan blades. generic drugs or other products do not have a trademark and are sold without the name of the company that produced them
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