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-ics

noun plural suffix but singular or plural in construction

Definition of -ICS

1
:  study :  knowledge :  skill :  practice <linguistics> <electronics>
2
:  characteristic actions or activities <acrobatics>
3
:  characteristic qualities, operations, or phenomena <mechanics>

Origin of -ICS

1-ic + 1-s; translation of Greek -ika, from neuter plural of -ikos -ic

-ics

noun plural suffix but singular or plural in construction \iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of -ICS

1
usually singular in construction :  study :  knowledge :  skill :  practice <optics> <orthopedics>
2
usually plural in construction :  characteristic actions or activities <hysterics>
3
usually plural in construction :  characteristic qualities, operations, or phenomena <acoustics> <phonetics>

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