generic posting1. In controlled vocabularies, the treatment of narrower terms as equivalents, e.g., furniture UF beds; UF sofas. See also upposting. 2. In indexing and subject cataloging, the assignment of a broader term instead of a specific term, e.g., furniture to a content object on sofas.
generic structureA controlled vocabulary format that indicates all hierarchical levels of terms within an alphabetic display by means of codes, indentation, and/or punctuation marks.
glossAn explanation or definition of an obscure or ambiguous word in a text. See also qualifier.
graphics displayA method of representing information that uses space and distance in addition to words.