Ionic

Ionic [ī än′ik]
adj.
[L Ionicus < Gr Iōnikos]
1. of Ionia or its people or culture; Ionian
2. of Ionic (the language variety)
3. designating or of a classical (Greek or Roman) order of architecture, distinguished by ornamental scrolls (spiral volutes) on the capitals: see ORDER
4. of the Ionic of Greek and Latin prosody
n.
1. Gr. & Latin Prosody
a) either of two feet consisting of four syllables, the first two long and the second two short or the first two short and the second two long
b) verse or meter of such feet
2. the variety of the ancient Greek language spoken in Ionia, closely related to that of ancient Attica

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  • Ionic — I*on ic, a. [L. Ionicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? Ionia.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ionic — I*on ic, n. 1. (Pros.) (a) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ionic — i*on ic a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to ions; composed of ions, containing ions, or breaking down into ions when dissolved in a polar solvent; as, an ionic solution will conduct a current of electricity. Opposite of {nonionic}. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ionic — pertaining to Ionia, 1570s of music; 1580s of architecture, from L. Ionicus, from Gk. Ionikos (see IONIAN (Cf. Ionian)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ionic — pertaining to ions, 1890, from ION (Cf. ion) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ionic — [ī än′ik] adj. of, or being in the form of, an ion or ions …   English World dictionary

  • ionic — IÓNIC1, Ă, ionici, ce, adj., s.n., s.m. 1. adj., s.n. (Stil, ordin etc. arhitectonic) caracterizat prin coloane zvelte cu capitelul împodobit cu volute. 2. adj. (Despre construcţii sau elemente arhitectonice) Care ţine de ionic1 (1), care se… …   Dicționar Român

  • Ionic — /uy on ik/, adj. 1. Archit. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders that in ancient Greece consisted of a fluted column with a molded base and a capital composed of four volutes, usually parallel to the architrave with a pulvinus …   Universalium

  • Ionic — 1. adjective a) of or related to Ionians b) of an order of classical Greek architecture; the Ionic order 2. noun A sub dialect of the Attic Ionic dialectal group of …   Wiktionary

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