* * *-ic,suffix added to nouns to form adjectives.1. of or having to do with _____: »
Atmospheric = of or having to do with the atmosphere. Icelandic = of Iceland.2. having the nature of _____: »
Heroic = having the nature of a hero.3. constituting or being _____: »
Bombastic = constituting or being bombast.4. containing _____; made up of _____: »
Alcoholic = containing alcohol.5. made by _____; caused by _____: »
Volcanic = made by a volcano.6. like _____; like that of _____; characteristic of _____: »
Meteoric = like a meteor.7. an art or system of thought, as in stoic, logic, music.8. Chemistry. indicating the presence of an element in a compound or ion that is of a higher valence than indicated by the suffix -ous, as in boric, chloric, ferric, sulfuric.╂[< French -ique < Latin -icus < Greek -ikós]Usage Many words ending in -ic have two or more of meanings 1 to 6.i/c (no periods),in charge (of): »
officer i/c distribution.IC (no periods),1. immediate constituent.2. integrated circuit: »
An IC is a circuit consisting of up to 20 transistors and diodes on a microscopic chip of silicon (Robert E. Stoffels).3. internal combustion.I.C.,Jesus Christ (Latin, Iesus Christus).
* * *abbr.■ integrated circuit■ intensive care■ internal combustion
the IC engine
* * *icobs. form of I, pron.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.