IPA: ɪk

Root Word: IC


  • (astronomy) Initialism of Index Catalogue (part of the NGC survey of J.L.E. Dreyer’s update to the Herschel General Catalogue).
  • (medicine) Initialism of interstitial cystitis (a type of chronic pain that affects the urinary bladder).
  • Initialism of independent contractor. [A person working independently, under a contract; a self-employed person.]
  • Initialism of irreducible complexity. [(biology, pseudoscience) The proposition that complex organs such as eyes and flagella must have started existing in their current form; i.e., that they cannot have evolved from previous, less complex stages.]
  • (chemistry) Initialism of intercalation compound. [(chemistry) a crystalline solid consisting of a host lattice containing voids into which guest atoms or molecules are inserted]
  • (chemistry) Initialism of ion chromatography. [Synonym of ion exchange chromatography]
  • (electronics) Initialism of integrated circuit. [(semiconductors) A thin chip, usually of silicon, consisting of at least two interconnected semiconductor devices, mainly transistors.]
  • (medicine, uncountable) Initialism of intensive care. [(medicine) The support and monitoring of critically ill patients, especially by the use of instrumentation and specialized staff and equipment.]
  • (immunology) Initialism of immune complex. [(biochemistry, immunology) A molecule formed from the integral binding of an antibody to a soluble antigen; an antigen-antibody complex.]
  • Initialism of identity card. [A card or badge showing the official identity of the bearer.]
  • Initialism of individual contributor.
  • (slang) Short for incel. [A member of an online subculture of people (mostly men) who define themselves as unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one.]
  • Initialism of intermittent catheterization.


  • Pseudo-acronym of icy.
  • Initialism of in charge. [Having the responsibility of leading or overseeing.]
  • (roleplaying games, fandom slang) Initialism of in character. [(idiomatic) Consistent with one's personality, or the typical behavior one is known for.]
  • Initialism of intracloud. [Occurring within a cloud.]

Examples of "ic" in Sentences

  • The statue was made of ice.
  • Add the ice to the milk and stir.
  • The ice in the refrigerator melted.
  • But the river is alive under the ice.
  • Pour the tequila to the rim of the ice.
  • It is the antecedent of the modern ice axe.
  • The ice fender became the forerunner to the contemporary ice pier.
  • The ice machine didn't refrigerate the ice, just drained the water.
  • Peter: "How would you explain the diphtong-less forms in Germanic?"
  • The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps of the Earth.
  • The evaporator of flake ice machine is where the ice has been generated.
  • I would agree with PhoeniX - if "hand" were to be a early Latin loan in Germanic, I would expect to see many more Latin loans in Proto-Germanic.
  • It's just, if such a core word was loaned into the Germanic languages, I would prefer to see a lot more extensive loaning from Latin in Germanic at such an early stage.
  • Whitney Edward Reed was born in Glens Falls, N.Y. He received a bachelor's and a master's degree in Germanic languages from Boston University, in 1950 and 1952, respectively.
  • Given the imperative of the blood-feud in Germanic society, one insult or injury real or imagined could have initiated a cycle of vengeance that could have taken years to break.
  • PhoeniX: "It's just, if such a core word was loaned into the Germanic languages, I would prefer to see a lot more extensive loaning from Latin in Germanic at such an early stage."
  • Loup de Fages describes it as `a massive building, white and cold, in Germanic style, isolated in the woods at the edge of a lake which even to this day has retained a beauty that is wholly wild'.
  • Regarding the above example, we have no way of knowing whether or not Grimm's law was preceded in Germanic by a brief period of pharyngealization that ended before it could affect any other sound changes.
  • And ic nelle þ̵ eni {} man enig {} þing þer {} on theo · butan hi ⁊ heara wicneras · þe hi hit bitechan · willað · ne frencisce ne englisce · for þan þi {n} gan þe ich habbe criste þas gerichtan forgifan minre Saule to ech {er} e alisendnesse ⁊ ic  {15} nelle geþauian þ̵ enig {} man þis abrece bi minan fullen frenscipan.
  • The famous examples are the Ulfbehrt Viking swords, but there's also a delightful example from Lincoln of a comb case with an inscription in Norse runes that translates approximately as "Thorfast Makes a Good Comb" - all that's missing is his website address and orderline phone number :- That may indicate that craftsmen had a higher status in Germanic society than Roman society.

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