Generic refers to the members of a whole class of things — like “tissue,” a generic word for any soft, thin piece of paper that’s good for wiping runny noses.
A generic product, whether it’s a tire or donut or drug, is typical of all other products like it. There’s nothing distinctive or unique about it. A generic fan looks and acts just like dozens of other fans — it doesn’t spin backwards or send out sparks. Generic aspirin doesn’t have a trademark, like Bayer or St. Joseph: it’s just plain aspirin.
applicable to an entire class or group“is there a
generic Asian mind?”
generalapplying to all or most members of a category or group
relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus“the
(of drugs) not protected by trademark“`Acetaminophen’ is the
generic form of the proprietary drug `Tylenol’”
nonproprietarynot protected by trademark or patent or copyright
any product that can be sold without a brand name
a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape