IC



1.
plural ICs. .
2.
Electronics. integrated circuit.
3.
intensive care.
1.
a suffix forming adjectives from other parts of speech, occurring originally in Greek and Latin loanwords (metallic; poetic; archaic; public) and, on this model, used as an adjective-forming suffix with the particular senses “having some characteristics of” (opposed to the simple attributive use of the base noun) (balletic; sophomoric); “in the style of” (Byronic; Miltonic); “pertaining to a family of peoples or languages” (Finnic; Semitic; Turkic).
2.
Chemistry. a suffix, specialized in opposition to -ous, used to show the higher of two valences:
ferric chloride.
3.
a noun suffix occurring chiefly in loanwords from Greek, where such words were originally adjectival (critic; magic; music).
1.
Jesus Christ.
abbreviation
1.
internal-combustion
2.
(electronics) integrated circuit
3.
(text messaging) I see
4.
(in transformational grammar) immediate constituent
5.
(astrology) Imum Coeli: the point on the ecliptic lying directly opposite the Midheaven
suffix
1.
of, relating to, or resembling: allergic, Germanic, periodic See also -ical
2.
(in chemistry) indicating that an element is chemically combined in the higher of two possible valence states: ferric, stannic Compare -ous (sense 2)

adjective suffix, “having to do with, having the nature of, being, made of, caused by, similar to” (in chemistry, indicating a higher valence than names in -ous), from French -ique and directly from Latin -icus, which in many cases represents Greek -ikos “in the manner of; pertaining to.” From PIE *-(i)ko, which also yielded Slavic -isku, adjectival suffix indicating origin, the source of the -sky (Russian -skii) in many surnames.

-ic suff.

1. integrated circuit.
2. Independent Carrier.
3. Imperial College.
(1997-04-12)
1.
immediate constituent
2.
integrated circuit
3.
I see

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