-ics

noun suffix, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of -ics

1 : study : knowledge : skill : practice linguistics electronics
2 : characteristic actions or activities acrobatics
3 : characteristic qualities, operations, or phenomena mechanics

History and Etymology for -ics

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

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“-ics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-ics. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of -ics

: study : knowledge
: characteristic actions or activities
\ iks \

Kids Definition of -ics

1 : study : knowledge : skill : practice electronics
2 : characteristic actions or qualities acrobatics

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