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ionic

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adjective ion·ic \ī-ˈä-nik\

Definition of ionic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, existing as, or characterized by ions <ionic gases> <the ionic charge>

  2. 2 :  based on or functioning by means of ions <ionic conduction>

ionicity play \ˌī-ə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun


Origin of ionic

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1890


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Ionic

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adjective Ion·ic \ī-ˈä-nik\

Definition of Ionic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the ancient Greek architectural order distinguished especially by fluted columns on bases and scroll volutes in its capitals — see order illustration

  2. 2 :  of or relating to Ionia or the Ionians



Origin of ionic

Latin & Middle French; Middle French ionique, from Latin ionicus, from Greek iōnikos, from Iōnia Ionia


First Known Use: 1585


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Ionic

noun ion·ic

Definition of Ionic

  1. :  a dialect of ancient Greek spoken especially in Ionia and the Cyclades



1668

First Known Use of ionic

1668


Medical Dictionary

ionic

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adjective ion·ic \ī-ˈän-ik\

Medical Definition of ionic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, existing as, or characterized by ions <ionic gases> <the ionic charge>

  2. 2:  based on or functioning by means of ions <ionic conduction>

ionically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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