Italic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Italic of or relating to the Italic languages "ancient Italic dialects"
    • adj italic characterized by slanting characters "italic characters"
    • n italic a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right
    • n italic a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
    • n Italic a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Italic (Print) An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic a., 2.); -- often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters.
    • Italic Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500.
    • Italic Relating to Italy or to its people.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • italic Of or pertaining to ancient Italy or the tribes, including the Romans, which inhabited it, or to their languages.
    • italic Of or pertaining to modern Italy.
    • italic Specifically— In architecture, same as Composite, 3.
    • italic [lowercase or cap.) Of Italian origin: designating a style of printingtypes the lines of which slope toward the right (thus, italic), used for emphasis and other distinctive purposes. The italic character was first made and shown in type by Aldus Manutius, a notable printer of Venice, in an edition of Virgil, 1501, and by him dedicated to Italy. The first italic had upright capitals, but later French type-founders inclined them to the same angle as the small letters. In manuscript italic is indicated by underscoring the words with a single line.
    • n italic In printing, an italic letter or type: usually in the plural: as, this is to be printed in italics. Abbreviated ital.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Italicus,: cf. F. italique,. Cf. Italian

Usage

In literature:

And so before the altar of the old Italic sylvan god, the Gothic Earl held a tribunal.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
This word is certainly direct from the Ital.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
The subgenera, printed in the above table in italics, were included in this genus.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
In the following the italics are Junius'.
"Junius Unmasked" by Joel Moody
The dates in italic are not authenticated.
"Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday" by Henry C. Lahee
An excitable people think and live italics, and a daily newspaper either reflects its public or ceases to be.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
In such a case as this last the name is often printed in italics.
"Abbreviations and Signs" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Francesco Sforzas und d. ital.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
The italics here belong to Prof. Forbes.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
All the words that I have put in Italics, this HITCHINS left out in the reading.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
Memorie della Societa ital.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Those orders are printed in italics which contain species whose self-luminosity is fairly well established.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
The sentences in italics are mere variations of the same general statement.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Few treatises on printing or the development of books give any idea of the immense popularity of italics during the sixteenth century.
"Fine Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
The guide-book has it in italics.
"Seeing France with Uncle John" by Anne Warner
Under philosophy, the Italic school included every object of human knowledge.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
He spoke now with an italic impressiveness.
"The Terror" by Arthur Machen
The rule is simple if the words in italics are remembered.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
The italics are Lord Jellicoe's own.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
It is always better form to have it printed in italics.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
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In news:

Ital 's Second Album Of The Year, 'Dream On.
Ital -K: While in Jamaica in October, I had the opportunity to rinse some CLASSIC chunes on BESS 100fm in Kingston with Steve James inna KDHX-FM & English Pound style what an energy.
Ital 's Daniel Martin-McCormick: "I Didn't Want To Do Some Jamie Lidell Shit".
The correct use of italics .
The New York State Insurance Fund ("NYSIF") is seeking one or more firms for active domestic large cap italization equity management.
Geochronologic modifiers are in regular type while chronostratigraphic modifiers are in italics.
Ital-K: While in Jamaica in October, I had the opportunity to rinse some CLASSIC chunes on BESS 100fm in Kingston with Steve James inna KDHX-FM & English Pound style what an energy.
All new additions are in italics.
Laurel Halo, Ital, Sepalcure, 2562 @ Unsound Festival.
The National Commission on Writing, in 2003, stated that the amount of time students spend writing should be at least doubled and that writing should be assigned (our italics) across the curriculum (p.4).
She has also written for The Bold Italic, Macworld, and All Things Digital.
"rise to the top, you can ccomplish itall".
Replacing the previous logo 's italic bold type, Microsoft says the font used in the new logo is called "Segoe," the same one it uses for all its products and marketing.
The one that requires italics, or caps lock, or maybe both.
Owen and Ital-K are now friends.
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In science:

Some typos are corrected and I added some potentially helpful comments in italic.
Summary of Delsarte's "Nombre de Solutions des Equations Polynomiales sur un Corps Fini"
Tags in such documents correspond to language components (e.g., “verb group ”, “nomin al group ”, “attribute ”, “phrase ”) or markup elements (e.g., “italic ”, “bold ”), which can be arbitraril y nested.
Path Summaries and Path Partitioning in Modern XML Databases
Italic numbers indicate the time after which a stack overflow occurred and TO means that LPO-termination could not be decided within the given timeout.
SAT Techniques for Lexicographic Path Orders
Data quoted from 7Cat are listed in italics, revised and new data are listed in roman font.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
Data quoted from 7Cat are listed in italics, revised and new data are listed in roman font.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
Data quoted from 7Cat are listed in italics, revised and new data are listed in roman font.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
Data quoted from 7Cat are listed in italics, revised and new data are listed in roman font.
New Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars, and candidates. An annex to The VIIth Catalogue of Galactic Wolf-Rayet Stars
Values of the exponents obtained from the scaling relations are shown in italic (see section 2 for a more detailed discussion).
On the universality class of the 3d Ising model with long-range-correlated disorder
There, we give the results for the exponents obtained in simulations complementing them by those that follow if one uses familiar scaling relations (the last are shown in italic).
On the universality class of the 3d Ising model with long-range-correlated disorder
Italics in the original) This is interesting, because, from a modern viewpoint, it is understood that the mass variation is a purely kinematical effect, valid for both charged and neutral particles independently of any dynamics.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
The values given in italic are obtained without Coulomb interaction.
Isospin mixing in a particle-number conserving microscopic approach
As can be seen from the columns “HTDA” of Table II where the results obtained without the Coulomb interaction are shown in italic, the Coulomb interaction has a more noticeable effect which still remains rather weak for the light nuclei considered here.
Isospin mixing in a particle-number conserving microscopic approach
It's a physical process by which energy is transported from one place to another. [italics added] (p.
The Case for Dynamic Models of Learners' Ontologies in Physics
For an easier reading, the estimated standard errors of the empirical powers are presented in italics.
A test of goodness-of-fit for the copula densities
Mean (bold) and standard deviation (italic) o f the mechanical properties for the different tests.
Dynamic behavior and microstructural properties of cancellous bone
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