• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -ics A suffix used in forming the names of certain sciences, systems, etc., as acoustics, mathematics, dynamics, statistics, politics, athletics.☞ The names sciences ending in ics, as mathematics mechanics metaphysics optics, etc., are, with respect to their form, nouns in the plural number. The plural form was probably introduced to mark the complex nature of such sciences; and it may have been in imitation of the use of the Greek plurals to designate parts of Aristotle's writings. Previously to the present century, nouns ending in ics were construed with a verb or a pronoun in the plural; but it is now generally considered preferable to treat them as singular. In Greman we have die Mathematik die Mechanik, etc., and in French la metaphysique la optique, etc., corresponding to our mathematics mechanics metaphysics optics, etc. Mathematics have for their object the consideration of whatever is capable of being numbered or measured. John Davidson. The citations subjoined will serve as examples of the best present usage.Ethics is the sciences of the laws which govern our actions as moral agents. Sir W. Hamilton. All parts of knowledge have their origin in metaphysics, and finally, perhaps, revolve into it. De Quincey. Mechanics, like pure mathematics, may be geometrical, or may be analytical; that is, it may treat space either by a direct consideration of its properties, or by a symbolical representation. Whewell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n -ics A termination of Greek origin, denoting a science or an art. Words with this termination are properly plural, but are now commonly regarded as singular, being often accompanied by forms actually in the singular, as mathematics, hydrostatics, esthetics or esthetic, metrics or metric, etc. In some cases the singular alone is in use, as in logic, music, the adjective being then exclusively in -ic-al, as logical, musical, while in a few a distinction of meaning has grown up, as between physic and physics. Any adjective in -ic, applicable to a branch of knowledge, may have an accompanying noun in -ics.
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In literature:

Two points remain to be mentioned: The first is the relationship between alteration of adicity and two series (ous and ic) of compounds.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
I. haebbe ic ... ongunnen, 408; haebbe ic ... geahsod, 433; II.
"Beowulf" by Unknown
I, S, S2, S3, C2; ~icc~, S; ~ik~, P; ~hic~, S; ~hy~, S2; ~ic~, S; ~ih~, S: ~ihc~, S; ~y~, S, W, W2.
"A Concise Dictionary of Middle English" by A. L. Mayhew and Walter W. Skeat
ARAMA`IC, the language of Palestine in the days of Christ, a Semitic dialect that has now almost entirely died out.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The Norse and the Dan., like the English, do not have the primary meaning seen in O. Ic.
"Scandinavian influence on Southern Lowland Scotch" by George Tobias Flom
W., like H.-So., makes 'ic' the beginning of a new sentence, but, for 'helmas baeron,' he reads 'hringed stefnan.
Wierbitzsky in Reichb Ic.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884" by Various
Ngielbumurra Mukumurra Ic 24.
"Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia" by Northcote W. Thomas
CIV'IC: civ + ic = relating to a citizen or to the affairs or honors of a city.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
Why wouldst thou not think of me theo hwile ic was innen the.
"The Departing Soul's Address to the Body" by Anonymous
How is it the Islandic (which I read is our Mother Tongue) was not more Poluphloisboi-ic?
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
The chiefs thus gathered together called this assembly the Am-phic-ty-on'ic Council, in honor of Amphictyon.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
Ic am iboust ant isold today for oure mete.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
Couriers (ICs), length 100 meters, crew 5-50 (some automated to require only a pilot), named at pilot's option.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
We've got to take her down to the IC.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Gif thu swa ne dest, thonne cleopadh he to me and ic hine gehyre, forthon the ic eom swidhe mildheort.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
DIATON'IC, a term originally applied by the Greeks to one of their three genera of music.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
ENHARMON'IC, in music, is an epithet applied to intervals smaller than the regular divisions of the scale, i.e.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
EXOT'IC, belonging to foreign countries; a term used especially of plants.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The fervor of the Da-vid'ic Psalms is wanting in the literature of Sol'o-mon's age.
"Outline Studies in the Old Testament for Bible Teachers" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

In news:

Export to ics (for outlook, google calendar , etc ).
LONDON – Mobile chip company Qualcomm has developed a near field communications IC that will support mobile payments as well as contactless communications and data exchange.
SAN FRANCISCO—Video IC vendor GEO Semiconductor Inc said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s digital video IC business.
Some of the West Point Green Wave players, cheerleaders, drum line and head coach Chris Chambless took time out of their morning to visit the ICS Head Start Center in West Point to promote Head Start and help the kids celebrate Spirit Day.
ICS Cremation Society Inc of Port Charlotte is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas J Hull , 65, of Cape Coral passed away Saturday, Nov 24, 2012, in Cape Coral ICS Cremation Society Inc.
So far i've only seen it on an IC/International chassis.
Niles' IntelliControl ICS whole-home audio system will plug and play with AMX home control to give users easier access to the myriad of listening choices.
Niles Audio's IntelliControl ICS display.
Inside this unassuming remote, we found not only a Bluetooth 3.0 IC but also 3 MEMS devices.
The Instrument Petting Zoo is an event in which kids of all ages can try out musical instruments with the supervision and instruction of IC music students.
The IC-2 is a self-contained audio control center for the simultaneous interpretation of one to 15 languages.
Amin Ravan and his company, IC Market Iran (IMI), are accused of attempting to procure, for shipment to Iran through an Iran -based intermediary, antennas made by a Massachusetts company in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.
Each IC lock manufacturer has its own pinning system.
For locksmiths who service many different types of IC systems, it can be difficult to remember which pinning system to use.

In science:

We define IC (S → Λ) as the graded subgroup of C (S → Λ) consisting of ϕ ∈ C (S → Λ) such that, for every λ in Λ, the restriction ϕ|f −1 (λ) lies in IC (f −1 (λ)).
Constructible exponential functions, motivic Fourier transform and transfer principle
Though there appear to be some differences between the IC 348 and ONC distributions, particularly a dearth of early rotators in IC 348, a K-S Test shows that this difference is insignificant (57% probability of sharing the same parent population), largely due to the small size of the IC 348 sample.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
Consequently, ϕ(εiC ε∗ i ⊗ I ) ⊆ Rg and σ(εiC ε∗ i ⊗ I ) ⊆ Rg .
Group gradings on superinvolution simple superalgebras
By convention signi ficance is then judged on the Jeff reys’ scale, which rates ∆IC > 5 as ‘strong’ and ∆IC > 10 as ‘decisive’ evidence against the model with higher criterion value.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
The last three columns show the SIC energy contribution per electron, ES IC , the SIC correction to the band gap ∆g and the average of the SIC potential, hVS IC i.
Self-interaction correction with Wannier functions
As a further proof of the localized character of oxygen p bands in solids, we note that our SIC-LDA solution for bulk MgO shows similar behavior to that of the Ar crystal, in that four sp3 hybrids are formed, each with decidedly negative values of ES IC = −0.47 eV and h ˆVS IC i = −7.80 eV.
Self-interaction correction with Wannier functions
TABLE II: Radius from the nucleus r , SIC energy contribution per electron, ES IC , and the average of the SIC potential, hVS IC i calculated for the three groups of sp3d5 hybrids in the isolated Zn2+ atom.
Self-interaction correction with Wannier functions
The H ii region NGC 604 appears rather red while the H ii region IC 131 appears green, a clear indication that the spectrum of IC 131 is significantly different from that of NGC 604.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
In order to define the analogy between the anisotropic three-dimensional harmonic oscillator and the electromagnet ic oscillator defined by a given electromagnet ic medium we first define our state vector to be h = [Di, Hj]T and our co-state vector to be F = [Ei, Bi]T. (Note the variances of the indices in both cases.
Hermitian structures defined by linear electromagnetic constitutive laws
Along similar lines, if one thinks o f the transit ion from classical electromagnet ic fields to quantum electromagnetic fields as relating to the replacement of the classica l electromagnet ic oscillators with quantum harmonic oscillators then this direct ion of research might prove illuminat ing, as well.
Hermitian structures defined by linear electromagnetic constitutive laws
Again, starting from N (UC ) and N (IC ), all new vertices that have not been colored in N (N (UC )) and N (N (IC )) are going to be assigned and colored.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
While composing (2.3) on the left with i, it follows that i2 → i → ic, or i → ic.
The Iterative Simplicity of Basic Topological Operations
For each orbit C ∈ O(X ), let iC : C ֒→ X denote the inclusion morphism of the closure of C as a reduced closed subscheme, and let IC ⊂ OX denote the corresponding ideal sheaf.
Purity and decomposition theorems for staggered sheaves
Since IC (i∗F ) = 0, IC H must be contained in the kernel of the map H → i∗F , so IC H can be identified with a subsheaf of i∗G ′ .
Purity and decomposition theorems for staggered sheaves
The chain of isomorphisms Hom(F , iC ∗G [r]) ∼= Hom(Li∗F , t∗G [r]) ∼= Hom(τ ≥−r Li∗F , t∗G [r]) shows then that Hom(F , iC ∗G [r]) 6= 0.
Purity and decomposition theorems for staggered sheaves