\ ˌī-ˈsē How to pronounce IC (audio) \

Definition of IC

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Definition of IC (Entry 2 of 4)

Definition of -ic (Entry 3 of 4)

1 : having the character or form of : being panoramic : consisting of runic
2a : of or relating to aldermanic
b : related to, derived from, or containing alcoholic
3 : in the manner of : like that of : characteristic of Byronic
4 : associated or dealing with Vedic : utilizing electronic
5 : characterized by : exhibiting nostalgic : affected with allergic
6 : caused by amoebic
7 : tending to produce analgesic
8 : having a valence relatively higher than in compounds or ions named with an adjective ending in -ous ferric iron

Definition of -ic (Entry 4 of 4)

: one having the character or nature of : one belonging to or associated with : one exhibiting or affected by : one that produces

First Known Use of IC

Noun (1)

1947, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for IC

Adjective suffix

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French -ic, -ique, from Latin -icus — more at -y

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“IC.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IC. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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adjective suffix
\ ik \

Kids Definition of -ic

1 : of, relating to, or having the form of : being heroic
2 : coming from, consisting of, or containing aquatic
3 : in the manner of aristocratic
4 : making use of electronic
5 : characterized by : exhibiting nostalgic
6 : affected with allergic


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