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NOUN (1)

1. the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia;
[syn: Attic, Ionic, Ionic dialect, Classical Greek]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions;
- Example: "ionic charge"
- Example: "ionic crystals"
- Example: "ionic hydrogen"

2. of or pertaining to the Ionic order of classical Greek architecture;

3. of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 case it is called the smaller Ionic. (b) A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet. [1913 Webster] 2. The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic. [1913 Webster] 3. (Print.) Ionic type. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital. [1913 Webster] Ionic dialect (Gr. Gram.), a dialect of the Greek language, used in Ionia. The Homeric poems are written in what is designated old Ionic, as distinguished from new Ionic, or Attic, the dialect of all cultivated Greeks in the period of Athenian prosperity and glory. Ionic foot. (Pros.) See Ionic, n., 1. Ionic mode, or Ionian mode, (Mus.), an ancient mode, supposed to correspond with the modern major scale of C. Ionic sect, a sect of philosophers founded by Thales of Miletus, in Ionia. Their distinguishing tenet was, that water is the original principle of all things. Ionic type, a kind of heavy-faced type (as that of the following line). [1913 Webster] Note: This is Nonpareil Ionic.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ionic adj 1: containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions; "ionic charge"; "ionic crystals"; "ionic hydrogen" [ant: nonionic, nonpolar] 2: of or pertaining to the Ionic order of classical Greek architecture 3: of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language n 1: the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia [syn: Attic, Ionic, Ionic dialect, Classical Greek]