Carbon vs Generic - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between carbon and generic

is that carbon is alternative form of (l) while generic is a product sold under a generic name.

As an adjective generic is

very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific.

carbon

English

Noun

(wikipedia carbon)
  • (label) The chemical element (symbol C) with an atomic number of 6.
  • A sheet of carbon paper.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), (The Big Sleep) , Penguin 2011, p. 51:
  • He stepped back and opened his bag and took out a printed pad of D.O.A. forms and began to write over a carbon .
  • A carbon copy.
  • A fossil fuel that is made of impure carbon such as coal or charcoal.
  • Carbon dioxide, in the context of global warming and climate change.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-04-25, author= Martin Lukacs
  • , volume=190, issue=20, page=13, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy , passage=If Alberta’s reserves are a carbon bomb, this global expansion of tar sands and oil shale exploitation amounts to an escalating emissions arms race, the unlocking of a subterranean cache of weapons of mass ecological destruction.}}

    Derived terms

    * activated carbon * beta carbon nitride * carb-, carbo- * carbinol * carbinyl * * * * carbon anhydride * carbon arc * carbon audit * carbon-based * carbon bisulfide, carbon bisulphide * carbon black * carbon copy * carbon-copy * carbon cycle * carbon dating * carbon debt * carbon dioxide * carbon disulfide, carbon disulphide * carbon emissions trading * carbon fiber, carbon fibre * carbon fixation * carbon footprint * carbon group * carbonic * carbonise, carbonize * carbonite * carbonless * carbon literacy * carbon market * carbon microphone * carbon monoxide * carbon nanofiber * carbon nanofoam * carbon nanotube * carbon-neutral * carbon-nitrogen cycle * carbon offset * carbonometer * carbonous * carbon oxide * carbon oxychloride * carbon oxysulfide, carbon oxysulphide * carbon paper * carbon printing * carbon process * carbon resistor * carbon sequestering * carbon star * carbon steel * carbon suboxide * carbon tax * carbon tetrabromide * carbon tetrachloride * carbon tetrafluoride * carbon tetraiodide * carbon trade * carbon transmitter * carbonyl * Carborundum * carboxyl * carburet * chlorocarbon * chlorofluorocarbon * chromo-carbon * ferrocarbon * fluorocarbon * fluorochlorohydrocarbon * glassy carbon * halocarbon * hydrocarbon * sulfide of carbon, sulphide of carbon * radiocarbon

    See also

    (carbon related terms) * aggregated diamond nanorod * amorphous carbon * buckminsterfullerene * ceraphite * chaoite * charcoal * coal * diamond * fullerene * graphite * lamp black * lead * lonsdaleite * soot * steel ----

    generic

    Alternative forms

    * generick

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very comprehensive; pertaining or appropriate to large classes or groups as opposed to specific.
  • :* "...the essence is that such self-describing poets describe what is in them, but not peculiar to them, – what is generic , not what is special and individual." — Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)
  • Lacking in precision, often in an evasive fashion; vague; imprecise.
  • (of a product or drug) Not having a brand name.
  • (biology, not comparable) Of or relating to a taxonomic genus.
  • (grammar) Specifying neither masculine nor feminine; epicene.
  • Words like salesperson and firefighter are generic .
  • (computing) (Of program code) Written so as to operate on any data type, the type required being passed as a parameter.
  • (geometry, of a point) Having coordinates that are algebraically independent over the base field.
  • Synonyms

    * (comprehensive) general * (lacking a brand) unbranded

    Antonyms

    * (comprehensive) specific, proprietary * (lacking a brand) non-generic, proprietary, branded

    Derived terms

    * genericity * genericness

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A product sold under a generic name
  • A wine that is a blend of several wines, or made from a blend of several grape varieties
  • (grammar) A term that specifies neither male nor female.
  • * 1998 , Jacqueline A. Dienemann, Nursing administration: managing patient care