plural ICs. immediate constituent.
Electronics. integrated circuit.
Other definitions for -ic (2 of 3)
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).
Chemistry. a suffix, specialized in opposition to -ous, used to show the higher of two valences: ferric chloride.
a noun suffix occurring chiefly in loanwords from Greek, where such words were originally adjectival (critic; magic; music).
Other definitions for I.C. (3 of 3)
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How to use IC in a sentence
The 4M craft also includes a radiation dosimeter built by the Spanish company IC-Málaga.Luxembourg and China Team Up on Private Mission to the Moon | Matthew R. Francis | October 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Republican National Committee has called the project out as a “Democrat[IC] front group.”This Is How Eva Longoria Is Trying to Win the Midterms | Asawin Suebsaeng | October 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Collectively, these 16 agencies are called the “IC”—intelligence community.
He finished, turned to leave, and was out on the main tunnel before he became aware of the IC ground cars closing in upon him.
He was in no shape to do anything, and unless he managed to find food and drink pretty soon, he would be easy pickings for IC.
However, he could play tag with IC in this area for some time with the reasonable possibility that he wouldn't get caught.
It might be well enough to make IC spend valuable time looking for him, but such delaying actions had no positive value.
Anomalist′IC, -al, anomalous: departing from established rules: irregular.
British Dictionary definitions for IC (1 of 3)
electronics integrated circuit
text messaging I see
(in transformational grammar) immediate constituent
astrology Imum Coeli: the point on the ecliptic lying directly opposite the Midheaven
British Dictionary definitions for -ic (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for i/c (3 of 3)
in charge (of)
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