[ahy-on-ik] /aɪˈɒn ɪk/
of or relating to .
pertaining to or occurring in the form of .
[ahy-on-ik] /aɪˈɒn ɪk/
Architecture. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders that in ancient Greece consisted of a fluted column with a molded base and a capital composed of four volutes, usually parallel to the architrave with a pulvinus connecting a pair on each side of the column, and an entablature typically consisting of an architrave of three fascias, a richly ornamented frieze, and a cornice corbeled out on egg-and-dart and dentil moldings, with the frieze sometimes omitted. Roman and Renaissance examples are often more elaborate, and usually set the volutes of the capitals at 45° to the architrave.
Compare (def 3), (def 2), (def 3), (def 2).
Prosody. noting or employing a foot consisting either of two long followed by two short syllables (greater Ionic) or of two short followed by two long syllables (lesser Ionic)
noting or pertaining to that variety of the eastern branch of the early Greek alphabet that was used for the writing of the Ionic dialect and that became the variety used for all dialects of Greek from the 4th century b.c. to the present.
of or relating to Ionia or the Ionians.
Prosody. an Ionic foot, verse, or meter.
the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Euboea, the Cyclades, and on the mainland of Asia Minor at Miletus and elsewhere.
Trademark. a style of printing type.
of, relating to, or occurring in the form of ions
of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture, characterized by fluted columns and capitals with scroll-like ornaments See also Doric, composite (sense 4), Tuscan, Corinthian
of or relating to Ionia, its inhabitants, or their dialect of Ancient Greek
(prosody) of, relating to, designating, or employing Ionics in verse
one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek; the dialect spoken in Ionia Compare Aeolic, Arcadic, Doric See also Attic (sense 3)
(in classical prosody) a type of metrical foot having either two long followed by two short syllables (greater Ionic), or two short followed by two long syllables (lesser Ionic)
“pertaining to Ionia,” 1570s of music; 1580s of architecture, from Latin Ionicus, from Greek Ionikos (see Ionian).
“pertaining to ions,” 1890, from ion + -ic.
ionic i·on·ic (ī-ŏn’ĭk)
Of, containing, or involving an ion or ions.
One of the three main styles of Greek architecture (the others are Corinthian and Doric). The Ionic column is slender and finely fluted; its capital is in the shape of a scroll.
noun 1. an arm of the Mediterranean between S Italy, E Sicily, and Greece. noun 1. the part of the Mediterranean Sea between SE Italy, E Sicily, and Greece
noun, Chemistry. 1. the electrostatic bond between two ions formed through the transfer of one or more electrons. noun 1. another name for electrovalent bond ionic bond (ī-ŏn’ĭk) A chemical bond formed between two ions with opposite charges. Ionic bonds form when one atom gives up one or more electrons to another atom. These bonds […]
- Ionic compound
noun a chemical compound of cations and anions which are held together by ionic bonds in a lattice structure
noun 1. . noun 1. Rocketry. a projected type of propulsion for vehicles in outer space, the exhaust consisting of positive ions and negative electrons repelled from the vehicle by electrostatic forces, resulting in a very high exhaust velocity. ionic propulsion Propulsion by the reactive thrust of a high-speed beam of similarly charged ions ejected […]