-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

Origin and Etymology of -ics

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


-ICS Defined for Kids

-ics

noun suffix \ iks \

Definition of -ics for Students

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

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