Suffix -ics

Suhfiks Ikss


Ehtimmolluhjee Uhv Suhfiks Ikss

Thuh Nekst Tekst Wuhz Fruhm:

-ics

in the names of sciences or disciplines (acoustics, aerobics, economics, etc.), a 16c.

revival of the classical custom of using the neuter plural of adjectives with Greek -ikos "pertaining to" (see -ic) to mean "matters relevant to" and also as the titles of treatises about them.

Subject matters that acquired their English names before c. 1500, however, tend to be singular in form (arithmetic, logic, magic, music, rhetoric). The grammatical number of words in -ics (mathematics is/mathematics are) is a confused question.


Dikshuhnehree Deskripshuhnz Uhv Suhfiks Ikss

Thuh NekST TekST Wuhz Fruhm:

-ics noun suffix, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

[ Dehskripshuhnz ] of -ics

1 : study : knowledge : skill : practice

  • linguistics electronics

2 : characteristic actions or activities

  • acrobatics

3 : characteristic qualities, operations, or phenomena

  • mechanics

Thiss Iz Thuh Last Lyn Uhv Tekst In Thuh Payj Naymd " Suhfiks Ikss ".

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