Generic for a firm’s product. A favorite term used in economics classes.
 ► “A commentary discusses how Representative Newt Gingrich, like many technophiles, is always in danger of embracing the technocratic vision that built the regulatory state - the notion that government planners, like engineers designing widgets, can build the good society from the top down.” (Forbes, April 10, 1995, p. 100)

American business jargon. 2014.

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