Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound termination of nouns (in -ity) from adjectives in -ic (the c pronounced as s before i), as catholicity, domesticity, electricity, publicity, from catholic, domestic, electric, public, etc.

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Examples

  • Within days bloggers were discussing if 24's Jack Bauer had been given access to the device, speculating on the danger of overcharging lithium polymer ion batteries, discussing the pyrophor-icity of common household objects and worrying that they would be barred from taking their laptops on airplanes.

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  • I'm not going to go into detail here but lets just say, if he uses this christmas against us in any way then he WILL hear the Wrath of fe | icity (tm).

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  • Just as the planet Saturn departs from perfect spher - icity, so does the planet earth.

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  • Commi-ssion (EFCC) Secretary, Mr. E Akomoye; top officials of power, foreign affairs, commerce ministry; Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN); Nigerian Electr-icity Regulatory

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  • If I could put my finger on what was absent elsewhere but present in those moments that gave me the real tingle, it might actually be genre-icity itself.

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  • Many of their rituals are designed to create an effective visualization of the desired effect to allow it to take place.www. carl-jung.net/sync ... icity. html

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  • (Little did we know that compared to Season Two's, Boomer's Cylon-icity would look like a game of pattycakes.) 9.

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  • ADVERTISEMENT icity from the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

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  • During his mayoralty he had the misfor - tune to lofe his lady, who was ba - ried in a very grand manner at Clapham-church: the children be - longing to Chrift's-hofpital, of which he was many years prefident, attending the funeral through the icity.

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  • "ivity" and "icity" are alternative suffixes for Latin words with stems ending in c (e.g., mendax, mendacis; thence, mendacity), and though subjecticity rings in our ears as the sort of barbarism we're used to encountering in the writing of social scientists and undergraduates, it is not quite a non-word, not simply improper or wrong.

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