American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to India or its peoples or cultures.
- adj. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family comprising Sanskrit, the Prakrits, and their modern descendants, such as Bengali, Hindi-Urdu, and Punjabi.
- n. The Indic branch of Indo-European. Also called Indo-Aryan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Originating or flourishing in India: a comprehensive epithet sometimes applied to the Indo-European (Aryan) languages of India, including the ancient Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Pali, and the modern Hindi, Hindustani, Marathi, Bengali, etc.
- Noting a hypothetical acid which, in the form of its potassium salt, C16H11N2O3K, is obtained by boiling indin, an isomer of indigo, with alcoholic potassium hydroxid. The salt is deposited in small black crystals.
- An abbreviation of indicative.
- n. linguistics A branch of the Indo-European family of languages comprising Sanskrit and its modern descendants such as Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi.
- adj. Pertaining to this group of languages.
- adj. Pertaining to India or its people or culture; Indian.
- n. a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
“The absence of widespread usage of FOSS has, consequently, restricted the growth of software in Indic language, and this in turn, has starved the spread of computer to larger Indian commercial and home segments.”
“It's called Indic, for short, and it's a think-tank.”
“I feel that parśu- is probably a later innovation, either because of a tendency to make it look more 'Indic', or as the above mentioned syncope.”
“The Indic limb of the Indo-Iranian branch includes two venerable ancient languages.”
“Altogether, over 900 million people—well over twice as many as speak English as a first language—use an Indic language as a native tongue.”
“Renie believes that Indic languages are under-represented in the IndiBlogger. in community, but the distribution between various Indic languages should be representative.”
“I can understand Indic (the main Indian English dialect) with no problem, but some north of England dialects, as well as some Caribbean ones ... no.”
“DANAM scholars attempt to view the Indic religions on their own traditional terms, not just through the methods and categories of Western scholarship.”
“In these three ways the Indic notion of dharma is very different from the notion of religion.”
“Inaugral address -- symposium 'science and beyond: cosmology, consciousness and technology in the Indic traditions.”
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