Ellaby read aloud: "A code (a) of eth (code) ICS for (eth) mankind (ethICS for mankind)."
Aerostat′ICS, that branch of physICS which treats of the weight, pressure, and equilibrium of air and gases.
Hygroscopic′ity; Hygrostat′ICS, the art of measuring degrees of moisture.
Athlet′ICS, the art of wrestling, running, &c.: athletic sports.
Dietet′ICS, rules for regulating diet; Dietet′ist, one who lays stress on diet; Dī′etist, an authority on diet.
Dialec′tic, Dialect′ICS, art of discussing: that branch of logic which teaches the rules and modes of reasoning.
Hermet′ICS, the philosophy wrapped up in the Hermetic books, esoteric science: alchemy.
Analyt′ICS, the name given by Aristotle to his treatises on logic.
Lith′oglyphICS, Lithoglypt′ICS, the art of engraving on precious stones; Lithog′lyphite, a fossil as if engraved by art.
Linguist′ICS, the general or comparative science, or study, of languages.
in the names of sciences or disciplines (acoustics, aerobics, economics, etc.) it represents a 16c. revival of the classical custom of using the neuter plural of adjectives with -ikos (see -ic) to mean "matters relevant to" and also as the titles of treatises about them. Subject matters that acquired their names in English before c.1500, however, tend to remain in singular (e.g. arithmetic, logic).
Science; art; study; knowledge; skill: pharmaceutics.
Actions, activities, or practices of: macrobiotics.