Definitions for tictɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a sudden, spasmodic, painless, involuntary muscular contraction, as of the face.
Ref: tic douloureux.
a persistent behavioral trait; personal quirk.
Origin of tic:
1790–1800; < F (of expressive orig.)
a suffix, equivalent in meaning to
-sis: neurotic; systaltic.
Ref: -ic 1
Origin of -tic:
< Gk -tikos, extracted from adjs. derived with -ikos -ic from agent nouns ending in -tēs; cf. athlete and athletic
a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles.
Shortened form of ticket
To exhibit a tic; to undergo convulsive muscle movements.
a local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; -- called also spasmodic tic
A tic is a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups. Tics can be invisible to the observer, such as abdominal tensing or toe crunching. Common motor and phonic tics are, respectively, eye blinking and throat clearing. Tics must be distinguished from movements of other movement disorders such as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus; movements exhibited in stereotypic movement disorder or some people with autism; and the compulsions of obsessive-compulsive disorder and seizure activity.
Translations for tic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a nervous, involuntary movement or twitch of a muscle, especially of the face
She has a nervous tic below her left eye.
- spiertrekking, gewoontetjieAfrikaans
- تَشَنُّج عَضَليArabic
- tiquePortuguese (BR)
- nervöses MuskelzuckenGerman
- νευρική κίνηση, τικGreek
- पेशी संचुकन, पेशीHindi
- grčevito trzanje, trzanje mišićaCroatian
- (얼굴 등의) 경련Korean
- nervøs trekning, leamusNorwegian
- tic (nervos)Romanian
- tic, nervös ryckningSwedish
- 痙攣，抽搐，局部的抽筋Chinese (Trad.)
- عضلات کا سکڑناUrdu
- tật máy giật (thi thoảng cơ mặt lại bị giật)Vietnamese
- 痉挛，抽搐，局部的抽筋Chinese (Simp.)
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