generic term

Definition of "generic term"
  1. A name that is commonly used by consumers to identify a product or service, and therefore, cannot be registered as a trademark
How to use "generic term" in a sentence
  1. REAL ESTATE is a generic term for a business dealing in property sales.
  2. The term LAPTOP is a generic term, serving as the standard description for portable computers.
  3. BOOKSTORE is a generic term used to describe retail locations selling books.

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