Definition of -ic in English:

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-ic

Pronunciation:

suffix

1Forming adjectives such as Islamic, terrific.
2Forming nouns such as lyric, mechanic.
3Denoting a particular form or instance of a noun ending in -ics: aesthetic dietetic tactic
4 Chemistry Denoting an element in a higher valence: ferric sulfuric Compare with -ous.

Origin

From French -ique, Latin -icus, or Greek -ikos.

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Syllabification: -ic

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