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Generic or generics may refer to:


In business

* 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

* 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 ** Generics in Java


In linguistics

*A pronoun or other word used with a less specific meaning, such as: ** Generic you, generic ''you'' **Generic he, generic ''he'' or generic ''she'' **Generic they, generic ''they'' * Generic mood, a grammatical mood used to make generalized statements like ''Snow is white'' * Generic antecedents, referents in linguistic contexts, which are classes


In mathematics

* Generic filter, in mathematical logic and set theory, a tool for studying axiom independence * Generic point, a point of an algebraic variety, which has no other property than those that are shared by all other points, or, in scheme theory, a point that contains all other points * Generic polynomial, a polynomial whose coefficients are indeterminates * Generic property, a formal definition of a property shared by almost all objects of a specific type * GENERIC formalism, a mathematical framework to describe irreversible phenomena in thermodynamics * 1-generic, in computability, a kind of "random" sequence


Other

* Generic role-playing game system, a framework that provides rule mechanics for any setting—world or environment or genre * Genus, the generic name for classification of an organism in taxonomy * ''Album – Generic Flipper'', an album by the band Flipper * Generic, the surname of the titular character and his family on Bobby’s World


See also

* Generic name (disambiguation) {{disambiguation