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Generic generally means pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific. In particular it may mean: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that French Wiktionary be merged into this article or section. ...

  • Generic mood, a grammatical mood used to make generalized statements like Snow is white
  • Generic role-playing game system, a framework that provides rule mechanics for any setting—world or environment or genre

In computer programming: The generic mood, in linguistics, is a mood used to make generalized comments about a class of thing. ... A generic role-playing game system provides rule mechanics for any setting (world or environment or genre). ...

  • Generic function, a computer programming entity made up of all methods having the same name
  • Generic programming, (e.g. C++, Java and C# generics) a computer programming technique that allows one value to take different datatypes in a type-safe manner
  • GENERIC, a component of the GNU Compiler Collection.

In mathematics: In certain systems for object-oriented programming such as the Common Lisp Object System and Dylan, a generic function is an entity made up of all methods having the same name. ... Generic programming is a style of computer programming where algorithms are written in an extended grammar and are made adaptable by specifying variable parts that are then somehow instantiated later by the compiler with respect to the base grammar. ... C++ (pronounced see plus plus, IPA: ) is a general-purpose, high-level programming language with low-level facilities. ... Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Look up Generic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Generic filter, a mathematical filter that satisfies certain properties
  • Generic point, a point in algebraic geometry
  • GENERIC formalism, a mathematical framework to describe irreversible phenomena in thermodynamics

In business: In axiomatic set theory, a discipline within mathematics, a filter F in a poset is called D-generic if for all E ∈ D This definition is often used in the context of forcing, specifically in the Rasiowa-Sikorski lemma in axiomatic set theory. ... In mathematics, in the fields of general topology and particularly of algebraic geometry, a generic point P of a topological space X is a point such that every point Q of X is a specialization of P, in the sense of the specialization order (or pre-order). ... In non-equilibrium thermodynamics, GENERIC is an acronym for General Equation for Non-Equilibrium Reversible-Irreversible Coupling. ...

  • Generic drug, a near equivalent of a brand name drug.
  • 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
  • In tradename law, an ordinary language word which is not a registered tradename.
  • 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 toponymy: A generic drug (pl. ... A generic brand product is one made by a manufacturer the customer doesnt know much about who may or may not put thier name on the product. ... A genericized trademark, generic trade mark, generic descriptor, or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which has become the colloquial description for a particular class of product or service. ... A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the legal name of a business, or the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes. ... Michael Porter has described a category scheme consisting of three general types of strategies that are commonly used by businesses. ... Semi-generic is a legal term used in Canada and by the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to refer to wine designations that have essentially no meaning. ... Toponymy is the taxonomic study of toponyms (place-names), their origins and their meanings. ...

  • A generic is the component of a place name that indicates the type of place. For example, in the names Santa Monica Boulevard and Mount Everest, the generics are Boulevard and Mount.

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Seventh Generation is the leading brand of non-toxic household products designed for people who want environmentally friendly cleaning products and chlorine free paper goods.
Chlorine free products include diapers, baby wipes, feminine care products, as well as recycled paper products that are whitened without chlorine, including bath and facial tissue, paper towels, plates and napkins.
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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Generation (394 words)
It is in this sense, for example, that, during the long-lived patriarchal age, a "generation" is rated as a period of 100 years (Genesis 15:16, compared with Genesis 15:13, and Exodus 12:40), and that, at a later date, it is represented as of only 30 to 40 years.
The word generation is used to mean an indefinite period of time: of time past, as in Deut., xxxii, 7, where we read: "Remember the days of old, think upon every generation", and in Isaias, lviii, 12, etc.; of time future, as in Ps.
Independently of the idea of time, generation is employed to mean a race or class of men as characterized by the same recurring condition or quality.
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