One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality or state of being generic; concentration on a generic style or approach; (in early use) specifically the use of words to apply generically.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George Faber (1773–1854), Church of England clergyman and religious writer. From generic + -ism.
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