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[vik-oh, vee-koh; Italian vee-kaw]
  1. Gio·van·ni Bat·tis·ta [jaw-vahn-nee baht-tees-tah] /dʒɔˈvɑn ni bɑtˈtis tɑ/, 1668–1744, Italian philosopher and jurist.
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Related formsVi·co·ni·an [vi-koh-nee-uh n] /vɪˈkoʊ ni ən/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for vico

Historical Examples

  • Do you side with Wolfe and Heyne and that pragmatical fellow Vico?

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Pécuchet shared this opinion, and wished to make him read Vico.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet

    Gustave Flaubert

  • This Vico walk was one of the loveliest we enjoyed in the island.

  • Avoid a vico cieco, or a viccolo cieco, which have no thoroughfare.

  • His father dwelt in the township (vico) of Bannavem Taberniae.

British Dictionary definitions for vico


  1. Giovanni Battista (dʒoˈvanni batˈtista). 1668–1744, Italian philosopher. In Scienza Nuova (1721) he postulated that civilizations rise and fall in evolutionary cycles, making use of myths, poetry, and linguistics as historical evidence
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