The term generic describes, in general terms, a group of things that are similar but different in particular. Generic is therefore the opposite of specialised.
A generic form should be able to accommodate different but similar queries. Because the same form is used for different queries, there are often entries like "not applicable", "not specified" or "continue with...". This makes a generic form rather confusing and difficult to fill out.
[GMP Compliance Adviser, Chapter 1.H]
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