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Generic or generics may refer to:

In business[edit]

  • Generic term, a common name used for a range or class of similar things not protected by trademark
  • Generic brand, a brand for a product that does not have an associated brand or trademark, other than the trading name of the business providing the product
  • Generic trademark, a trademark that sometimes or usually replaces a common term in colloquial usage
  • Generic drug, a drug identified by its chemical name rather than its brand name

In computer programming[edit]

  • Generic function, a computer programming entity made up of all methods having the same name
  • Generic programming, a computer programming paradigm based on method/functions or classes defined irrespective of the concrete data types used upon instantiation

In linguistics[edit]

In mathematics[edit]

  • Generic filter, a mathematical filter that satisfies specific properties
  • Generic point, a special kind of point whose behavior reflects the behavior of a closed subset of an algebraic variety or scheme
  • Generic property, a formal definition of a property shared by almost all objects of a certain type
  • GENERIC formalism, a mathematical framework to describe irreversible phenomena in thermodynamics


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