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