-ic SUFFIX 1) forming adjectives such as Islamic, terrific. 2) forming nouns such as lyric, mechanic. 3) Chemistry denoting an element in a higher valency: ferric. Compare with -OUS(Cf. ↑-ous).
ORIGIN from Latin -icus or Greek -ikos.

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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