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IC

noun \ ˌī-ˈsē \

Definition of IC

First Known Use of ic

1947

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IC

noun

Definition of IC

First Known Use of ic

1966

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-ic

adjective suffix

Definition of -ic

1 : having the character or form of : being
  • panoramic
: consisting of
  • runic
2 a : 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

Origin and Etymology of -ic

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


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-ic

noun suffix

Definition of -ic

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

IC Defined for English Language Learners

-ic

Definition of -ic for English Language Learners

  • : having the character or form of

  • : of or relating to

  • : coming from or containing


-ic

Definition of -ic for English Language Learners

  • : someone belonging to or connected with

  • : someone affected by


IC Defined for Kids

-ic

adjective suffix \ ik \

Definition of -ic for Students

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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