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  • adj. variant of generic

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as generic.


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  • "Irregardless," the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release, "from a strictly lexicistic interpretation of the various contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have determinated that the word more or less stands on its own, suggesting a generical sense of 'reject.'"

    Chris Michael: Palin Exonerized by New Oxford American Dictionary

  • In any case, it would not be just generical "offspring" but specifically male offspring the ones who would have the relative advantage and also this advantage would require some significative ammount of Rh- women in the population in any case.

    Neanderthal DNA

  • These are complex ideas designedly imperfect: and it is visible at first sight, that several of those qualities that are to be found in the things themselves are purposely left out of generical ideas.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • But if any one will make minuter divisions, from differences that he knows in the internal frame of watches, and to such precise complex ideas give names that shall prevail; they will then be new species, to them who have those ideas with names to them, and can by those differences distinguish watches into these several sorts; and then watch will be a generical name.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • For every exemplar of the craft like DVD Savant Glenn Erickson, there's a dozen or more others who seem to be as clueless about the English language as they are one-dimensional or one-generical in their experience of film... and they all seem to use Video Watchdog as their template, whether intentionally or by imitating our imitators.

    It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...

  • It is certain each of these hath a real difference from the rest; but whether it be an essential, a specific difference or no, relates only to the complex idea to which the name watch is given: as long as they all agree in the idea which that name stands for, and that name does not as a generical name comprehend different species under it, they are not essentially nor specifically different.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • Anchovy, which I do not find distinguished by any other Latin name: for the Encrasicolus is a Greek appellation altogether generical.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • How, then, can we have that climate which is demanded as a condition precedent of private -- investment, which would, moreover, solve the generical problem of the entire Latin American continent?


  • He proceeds to discuss the 'method' of scientific inquiry, whether we should begin with the specific and proceed to the general, or whether we are to deal first with common or generical characters and thereafterward with special peculiarities.

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • One is almost induced to imagine that certain orders of London conceive that "_takers_," as they commonly call them in their uncooked state, is a generical term; and that they only become entitled to the prefix of "_pot_," after they have been boiled.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 369, May 9, 1829


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