• WordNet 3.6
    • adj ic being nine more than ninety
    • n IC a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ic An adjective termination of Latin or Greek origin, very common in adjectives taken from Latin or Greek, as in public, metallic, etc., and also much used in modern formations, as artistic, electric, etc. Such words, derived from or modeled upon Latin or Greek adjectives, may be also or exclusively nouns, as public, mystic, logic, music. In Middle English this termination was usually written -ik or -ikc; and from an early period down to the nineteenth century the form -ick (classick, critick, musick, ethicks, mathematicks, etc.) was used, some dictionaries retaining it till about 1840.
    • n ic In chem., a suffix denoting a higher state of oxidation than the termination -ous, as ferric hydrate, distinguished from ferrous hydrate, phosphoric anhydrid, distinguished from phosphorous anhydrid, etc.
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In literature:

Something ending in ic.
"I Say No" by Wilkie Collins
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.
Ic am iboust ant isold today for oure mete.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
Bolbitius (Bol-bit'i-us), 163. variicolor (va-ri-ic'o-lor), 164, fig.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
The ga of Lat ego A S, ic etc.
"The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages" by Andrew Woods Williamson
Et quia tempus p'ic'losum est vt nulli lat'e possit Jus meu'.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Christ enthroned, blessing and holding a book, with the monograms IC and XC; in the corners the lion and eagle with books.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
I used to wish I was a squirrel, they're so en-er-get-ic.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
He was still nodding when two Earthmen in IC uniform stepped out of the crowd.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
ACET'IC ACID, an acid produced by the oxidation of common alcohol, and of many other organic substances.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
He spoke over the cockpit intercom, the ICS, advising Brady of the authorization.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Tell Pan-ic-pa (his father) that I am in Ah-ming-ma-noona (Musk Ox Land).
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
For wel fela ic wat on thisum earde gelaeredran thonne ic sy, ac God geswuteladh his wundra thurh dhone the he wile.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)" 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:

KUTV Fendalls Ice Cream in Ogden shares an easy recipe for sorbet using three simple ingredients: ic.
If he wanted to, President Bush could change the tone in Washington with a single syllable : He could just say "ic".
Installation and integration with the existing ICS-200 telephone system on-board a Gulfstream G-V aircraft will provide worldwide, inflight wireless Blackberry e-mail messaging.
Audio Precision is rolling out yet another addition to its line of audio test gear with the Apx Digital Serial I/O interface, which allows testing at the IC level, rather than from composite inputs and outputs.
Unraveling the mystery of Hanny's Voorwerp: astronomers peer into the depths of IC 2497.
Terahertz-frequency integrated circuits (ICs) offer tremendous promise in terms of available bandwidth for short-range communications.
Because silicon CMOS transistors are so widely used, understanding the nonlinear characteristics of these transistors can serve to improve performance in highly integrated circuits (ICs).
ISTANBUL—Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with IC Bomonti Uluslararasi Kongre Turizm Yatirimlari Ticaret A.?
Documentation for IC Classifications.
To[ic fish can sicken seafood eater .
Thomson has developed its first integrated circuits (IC) products for the external market.
Multifunction gate logic ICs allows users to select one from multiple gate functions , depending on the processing status of input signals.
Creating Scaleable, Multipin, Multi- Function IC Test Systems and other white papers at Electronic Products.
ICS students garner top honors in speech contest.
Toshiba launches new CMOS multi-function gate logic ICs.

In science:

We denote by V IC the vector space consists of infinitesimal contact transformation germs of C and denote by V I 0 C the subspace of V IC consists of germs which vanish on 0.
Genericity of Caustics and Wavefronts on an r-corner
Moreover, since (55) would not be affected if we were to replace C by iC , we would then have an operator iC whose square is one, to thus be reminiscent of the P T theory C operator described earlier.
PT symmetry as a necessary and sufficient condition for unitary time evolution
F (z + ic) − ic belongs to the class P0 ; (iii) there exists c ≥ 0 such that the function z 7→ F (z + ic) − ic belongs to the class P0 .
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
Inspired by these observations, we define, for a given S and any c ∈ C× , the ideal Ic = hH m − chn i if S = h(n, m)i, and Ic = hhnH m − ci if S = h(n, −m)i.
Primitive ideals of noetherian generalized down-up algebras
Its annihilator contains Ic , and by Lemma 4.9 it cannot be larger than Ic .
Primitive ideals of noetherian generalized down-up algebras
As before, this would imply that W (λ, µ) is simple; its annihilator contains Ic , and by Lemma 4.9 it cannot be larger than Ic .
Primitive ideals of noetherian generalized down-up algebras
Notice that E ∗ = E + IC , being IC the indicator function of C , IC (v ) = 0 if v ∈ C and IC (v ) = +∞ if v 6∈ C .
On Symmetry of Minimizers in Constrained Quasi-Linear Problems, 1
This goal can be formalized mathematically by writing I = G(DL ) + IC where G(DL ) is the image constructed by the graphics program and IC is a correction image that makes up for any discrepancies.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Light curves of SU UMa obtained without filter and in B and Ic bands as well as B − Ic colour indicies are shown in Figure 1.
Multicolor photometry of SU UMa and U Gem during quiescence, outburst and superoutburst
Because Hr = H1 ∩ H , we can app ly a subgroup reduction to de termine r: we move in H1 wh ich is isomorph ic to ℤN and app ly a cycl ic HSP a lgori thm.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
It is very visible that both in the collapsed phase and the RW phase the relation Especif ic = Especif ic (Rg ) is indeed universal: there is no observable temperature dependence.
Elastic Energy and Phase Structure in a Continuous Spin Ising Chain with Applications to the Protein Folding Problem
Since ψ equals 0 on A, ∆g ⋆ equals 0 on (A ∪ C )c and on int C , and ∆g ⋆(x) ≥ 0 for all x ∈ ∂iC (indeed, g ⋆ is non-negative on V and equal to 0 on ∂iC ), we have D(g ⋆ , ψ) = − Xx∈∂iC ∆g ⋆(x)ψ(x)πx ≥ −|ψ |∞ Xx∈∂iC ∆g ⋆(x)πx .
Giant vacant component left by a random walk in a random d-regular graph
We call a set efficiently sufficient for site i if it is minimal and sufficient for i given ic . i.e. I is efficiently sufficient for i if and only if I ∈ M I (i) ∩ S I (i, ic ).
Conditional information and definition of neighbor in categorical random fields
Let αo ∈ I be such that Xαo is the open stratum of X . Z [dZ ] instead of IC• To avoid any confusion we will use the notation IC• Z .
Quiver varieties and the character ring of general linear groups over finite fields
By Formula (3.3.1), we have E ( ˜X; x, y) = E ic (X ; x, y) + Xα<αo (dim Wα ) x−rα y−rα E ic (cid:16)Xα ; x, y(cid:17) .
Quiver varieties and the character ring of general linear groups over finite fields