What does Ionic mean?

Definitions for Ionic
aɪˈɒn ɪkIon·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Attic, Ionic, Ionic dialect, Classical Greek(adj)

    the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia

  2. ionic(adj)

    containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions

    "ionic charge"; "ionic crystals"; "ionic hydrogen"

  3. Ionic(adj)

    of or pertaining to the Ionic order of classical Greek architecture

  4. Ionic(adj)

    of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language


  1. ionic(a.)

    Of or pertaining to ions; composed of ions, containing ions, or breaking down into ions when dissolved in a polar solvent; as, an ionic solution will conduct a current of electricity. Opposite of nonionic.


  1. ionic(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or containing ions

  2. Ionic(Adjective)

    of or relating to Ionians

  3. Ionic(Adjective)

    of an order of classical Greek architecture; the Ionic order

  4. Ionic(ProperNoun)

    A sub-dialect of the Attic-Ionic dialectal group of Ancient Greek consisting of Old Ionic and New Ionic.

  5. Origin: From ιωνικός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ionic(adj)

    of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians

  2. Ionic(adj)

    pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital

  3. Ionic(adj)

    of or pertaining to an ion; composed of ions

  4. Ionic(noun)

    a foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic

  5. Ionic(noun)

    a verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet

  6. Ionic(noun)

    the Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic

  7. Ionic(noun)

    ionic type

  8. Origin: [L. Ionicus, Gr. , fr. Ionia.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ionic

    ī-on′ik, adj. relating to Ionia in Greece: denoting an order in architecture distinguished by the ram's-horn volute of its capital—also Iō′nian.—vs.t. Ion′icize, I′onize.—ns. I′onism; I′onist.—Ionic dialect, the most important of the three main branches of the ancient Greek language (Ionic, Doric, Æolic), marked by greater softness and smoothness, the effect of its rich vowel system. Homer's Iliad is written in Old, the history of Herodotus in New Ionic: the Attic of Thucydides and Sophocles is its later form; Ionic mode (see Mode); Ionic school, a name given to the representative philosophers of the Ionian Greeks, such as Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Anaxagoras, who debated the question what was the primordial constitutive principle of the cosmical universe.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ionic

    The style of architecture so called was peculiar to Ionia in Greece. The earliest of the Greek philosophers so called too were all natives of Ionia.

How to pronounce Ionic?

  1. Alex
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How to say Ionic in sign language?

  1. ionic


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ionic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ionic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of Ionic

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