The Meaning of -ic

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-ical

a.
Alt. of ical

-ic

A suffix signifying, in general, relating to, or characteristic of; as, historic, hygienic, telegraphic, etc.

-ic

A suffix, denoting that the element indicated enters into certain compounds with its highest valence, or with a valence relatively higher than in compounds where the name of the element ends in -ous; as, ferric, sulphuric. It is also used in the general sense of pertaining to; as, hydric, sodic, calcic.

-ics

A suffix used in forming the names of certain sciences, systems, etc., as acoustics, mathematics, dynamics, statistics, politics, athletics.

-ical

a.
See Stratographic.
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