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genericadjective

 us   /dʒəˈner·ɪk/
relating to or ​shared by a ​wholegroup of ​similar things; not ​specific to any ​particular thing: Jazz is a generic ​term for a ​widerange of different ​styles of ​music.
Generic also ​means not having a ​trademark: a generic ​drug

genericnoun [C]

 us   /dʒəˈner·ɪk/
a ​product, esp. a ​drug, that is no ​longerowned or ​legallycontrolled by a ​particularcompany: The ​biggestdifference between the brand-name ​drugs and the generics is ​price.
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"generic" in British English

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genericadjective

uk   /dʒəˈner.ɪk/  us   /dʒəˈner.ɪk/

genericnoun [C]

uk   /dʒəˈner.ɪk/  us   /dʒəˈner.ɪk/
a ​product, ​especially a ​drug, that is no ​longerowned or ​legallycontrolled by a ​particularcompany: The ​biggestdifference between the brand-name ​drugs and the generics is ​price.
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"generic" in Business English

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genericadjective

uk   us   /dʒəˈnerɪk/
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.
MARKETING generic ​products do not have a ​brandname and do not ​legally belong to a particular ​company, so any ​company can ​manufacture them: The ​studyfound large ​variations in ​quality for both brand-name and generic ​drugs.generic equivalents/versions Generic ​versions of the ​drugs would surely be ​cheaper. generic ​goods/​medications/​products
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