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 History of this Word

"ic" is from "ikos" spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-ic" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates of or pertaining to. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ic illustration You just about have to remove the soil and replace it with acidic soil.
-ic illustration How and why did human beings evolve the ability to do mathematics?