ionic


ion·ic

adjective \ī-ˈä-nik\

Definition of IONIC

1
:  of, relating to, existing as, or characterized by ions <ionic gases> <the ionic charge>
2
:  based on or functioning by means of ions <ionic conduction>
ion·ic·i·ty \ˌī-ə-ˈni-sə-tē\ noun

Origin of IONIC

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1890

1Ion·ic

adjective \ī-ˈä-nik\

Definition of IONIC

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
:  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

2Ionic

noun

Definition of IONIC

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

First Known Use of IONIC

1668

ion·ic

adjective \ī-ˈän-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IONIC

1
: of, relating to, existing as, or characterized by ions <ionic gases> <the ionic charge>
2
: based on or functioning by means of ions <ionic conduction>
ion·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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