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tic

 (tĭk)
n.
1. A repetitive, rapid, sudden muscular movement or vocalization, usually experienced as involuntary or semivoluntary.
2. A quirk or habit of behavior or language: common phrases that have become verbal tics.
intr.v. ticced, tic·cing, tics
To have a tic; produce tics: factors that affect the frequency of ticcing.

[French.]

tic

(tɪk)
n
(Pathology) spasmodic twitching of a particular group of muscles
[C19: from French, of uncertain origin; compare Italian ticche]

tic

(tɪk)

n.
1.
a. a sudden, spasmodic, painless, involuntary muscular contraction, as of the face.
2. a persistent behavioral trait; personal quirk.
[1790–1800; < French (of expressive orig.)]

-tic

a suffix, equivalent in meaning to -ic, occurring orig. in adjectives of Greek origin (analytic), and used esp. in the formation of adjectives from nouns ending in -sis: neurotic; systaltic.
[< Greek -tikos, extracted from adjs. derived with -ikos -ic from agent nouns ending in -tēs; compare athlete and athletic]

tic

The involuntary twitching of a muscle normally under voluntary control. Generally a sign of anxiety or insecurity, a tic begins as a deliberate movement that gradually becomes unconscious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tic - a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
twitch, twitching, vellication - a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

tic

noun twitch, jerk, spasm She developed a tic in her left eye.

tic

noun
A nervous shaking of the body:
Translations
تَشَنُّج عَضَلي
tik
trækning
arcrángás
vöîvakippur
tiks
tik

tic

[tɪk] N (Med) → tic m
a nervous ticun tic nervioso

tic

[ˈtɪk] ntic m

tic

n (Med) → Tick m, → nervöses Zucken

tic

[tɪk] n (Med) → tic m inv

tic

(tik) noun
a nervous, involuntary movement or twitch of a muscle, especially of the face. She has a nervous tic below her left eye.

tic

n tic m; — douloureux tic doloroso, neuralgia del trigémino
References in classic literature ?
And as he walked with hurried steps, his heart beat with an excited tic, tac, tic, tac, just as if it were a wall clock, and his busy brain kept thinking:
This instant's hesita- tion seemed to fill him with a tremendous, fantas- tic contempt, and he damned them in shrieked sentences.
But how often have I seen him leave his home, where the sick and the hungry felt, when he left them, that they had lost their only earthly friend, to ride on a duty which could not be neglected for domes tic evils
Then a sudden burst of rapid, senseless speech persuaded him at once that he had to do with an escaped luna- tic.
Quand un bon vin meuble mon estomac, Je suis plus savant que Balzac - Plus sage que Pibrac ; Mon brass seul faisant l'attaque De la nation Coseaque, La mettroit au sac ; De Charon je passerois le lac, En dormant dans son bac ; J'irois au fier Eac, Sans que mon cœur fit tic ni tac, Présenter du tabac.
Weller communicated this secret with great glee, and winked so indefatigably after doing so, that Sam began to think he must have got the TIC DOLOUREUX in his right eyelid.
He spoke of me all the time, in the blandest way, as "this prodigious giant," and "this horrible sky-towering monster," and "this tusked and taloned man-devour- ing ogre", and everybody took in all this bosh in the naivest way, and never smiled or seemed to notice that there was any discrepancy between these watered statis- tics and me.
Sometimes a tic can cause you to repeatedly clear your throat, click your tongue, or make a certain noise, such as a grunt or a moan.
S'inscrivant dans le cadre de l'objectif du projet [beaucoup moins que]Building Linkages for Youth[beaucoup plus grand que], a savoir le renforcement des liens entre le secteur prive TIC et le reseau des ISETs pour une meilleure employabilite des jeunes diplomes TIC des ISETs, le salon [beaucoup moins que]Talent4Tech[beaucoup plus grand que] vise a favoriser les rencontres entre les entreprises TIC et les jeunes etudiants TIC des ISETs, a la recherche d'un stage de projet de fin d'etude, premier pas d'un jeune diplome vers le monde de l'emploi.
Uno de los cambios mencionados afecta la practica docente centrada en el docente, en como el trabaja, se expresa, se comporta, se relaciona, la metodologia empleada en sus clases; en pocas palabras el uso de las tecnologias en el aula, esta relacionada con la disposicion y la habilidad del docente para usar las herramientas TIC.
Tics are involuntary rapid recurrent non-rhythmic movement--motor tics--or sounds--vocal tics--that are sudden and purposeless, say Chowdhury and Murphy, and tic disorders in children can range from brief episodes of a single motor tic to chronic multiple tics, typically referred to as Tourette syndrome.
There is no other family history of neurodevelopmental disorders, including no obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette's disorder, or other chronic tic disorders.