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tic

noun \ˈtik\

: a small repeated movement of a muscle especially in the face that cannot be controlled

: a word or phrase that someone frequently says or an action that someone frequently does without intending to

Full Definition of TIC

1
:  local and habitual spasmodic motion of particular muscles especially of the face :  twitching
2
:  a frequent usually unconscious quirk of behavior or speech <“you know” is a verbal tic>

Examples of TIC

  1. The verbal tic you know often occurs in her speech.
  2. <constantly playing with her hair is one of her more annoying tics>

Origin of TIC

French
First Known Use: circa 1834

Other Psychology Terms

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tic

noun \ˈtik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TIC

1
:  local and habitual spasmodic motion of particular muscles especially of the face :  twitching
2
:  a habitual usually unconscious quirk of behavior or speech

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