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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

-ic

  1. a suffix forming adjectives from other parts of speech, occurring orig. in Greek and Latin loanwords (metallic; poetic; archaic; public) and, on this model, used as an adjective-forming suffix with the particular senses “having some characteristics of” (opposed to the simple attributive use of the base noun) (balletic; sophomoric); “in the style of” (Byronic; Miltonic); “pertaining to a family of peoples or languages” (Finnic; Semitic; Turkic).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. ferric chloride.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: a suffix, specialized in opposition to -ous 2 , used to show the higher of two valences:

  3. a noun suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek, where such words were orig. adjectival (critic; magic; music).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of -ic:

ME -ic, -ik < L -icus or Gk -ikos

IC

  1. immediate constituent.

    Category: Grammar

  2. integrated circuit.

    Category: Electronics

  3. intensive care.

I.C.

  1. Jesus Christ.

    Category: Religion

Origin of I.C.:

< LL I(ēsus)C(hrīstus)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community, IC(adj)

    a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence

  2. ninety-nine, 99, ic(adj)

    being nine more than ninety

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