Definition of -ic in English:


Syllabification: -ic


  • 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.


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

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