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Generic is something that is general, common, or inclusive rather than specific, unique, or selective.

In computer programming:

  • Generic function, a computer programming entity made up of all methods having the same name
  • Generic programming, a computer programming technique that allows one value to take different datatypes in a type-safe manner
  • Generic!Artemis, a computer virus

In mathematics:

  • Generic filter, a mathematical filter that satisfies certain 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

In business:

  • 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
  • Genericized trademark, a trademark that sometimes or usually replaces a common term in colloquial usage
  • Porter generic strategies, a category scheme of business strategies
  • Semi-generic, a term used in the United States for certain wine designations that hold no legal meaning

In zoology:

  • anything pertaining to a genus

In music:

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