from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, containing, or involving ions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, or containing ions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.
- adj. Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital.
- n. A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, -- that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, -- that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic.
- n. A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet.
- n. The Ionic dialect.
- n. Ionic type.
- adj. Of or pertaining to ions; composed of ions, containing ions, or breaking down into ions when dissolved in a polar solvent. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining, or relating to the Iones or Ionians as a race, or to one of the regions named from them, Ionia or the Ionian Islands: as, the Ionic dialect or school; the Ionic order.
- In ancient prosody, constituting a foot of two long syllables followed by two shorts, or vice versa; pertaining to or consisting of such feet: as, an Ionic foot, colon, verse, or system; Ionic rhythm.
- n. In prosody: An Ionic foot.
- n. An Ionic verse or meter.
- In physical chemistry, of or pertaining to an ion or the ions which carry an electric current in electrolysis: see Arrhenius's theory of electrolytic or ionic dissociation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language
- n. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
- adj. of or pertaining to the Ionic order of classical Greek architecture
- adj. containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions
ion + -ic (Wiktionary)