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-ics

noun plural suffix but singular or plural in construction

Definition of -ics

  1. 1 :  study :  knowledge :  skill :  practice <linguistics> <electronics>

  2. 2 :  characteristic actions or activities <acrobatics>

  3. 3 :  characteristic qualities, operations, or phenomena <mechanics>



Origin and Etymology of -ics

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


Medical Dictionary

-ics

noun plural suffix but singular or plural in construction \iks\

Medical Definition of -ics

  1. 1usually singular in construction :  study :  knowledge :  skill :  practice <optics> <orthopedics>

  2. 2usually plural in construction :  characteristic actions or activities <hysterics>

  3. 3usually plural in construction :  characteristic qualities, operations, or phenomena <acoustics> <phonetics>




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