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1. integrated circuit
2. intensive care
1. (Automotive Engineering) internal-combustion
2. (Electronics) electronics integrated circuit
3. (Telecommunications) text messaging I see
4. (Grammar) (in transformational grammar) immediate constituent
5. (Astrology) astrology Imum Coeli: the point on the ecliptic lying directly opposite the Midheaven
1. a suffix forming adjectives from other parts of speech, occurring orig. in Greek and Latin loanwords (metallic; poetic; archaic; public) and, on this model, used as an adjective-forming suffix with the particular senses “having some characteristics of” (opposed to the simple attributive use of the base noun) (balletic; sophomoric); “in the style of” (Byronic; Miltonic); “pertaining to a family of peoples or languages” (Finnic; Semitic; Turkic).
2. a suffix, specialized in opposition to -ous, used to show the higher of two valences: ferric chloride.
3. a noun suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek, where such words were orig. adjectival (critic; magic; music).
[Middle English -ic, -ik < Latin -icus or Greek -ikos]
1. immediate constituent.
2. integrated circuit.
3. intensive care.
[< Late Latin I(ēsus)C(hrīstus)]
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|Noun||1.||IC - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence|
Central Intelligence Agency, CIA - an independent agency of the United States government responsible for collecting and coordinating intelligence and counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence under the supervision of the President and National Security Council
Department of Energy Intelligence, DOEI - an agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community
FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation - a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
Bureau of Intelligence and Research, INR - an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
Office of Intelligence Support, OIS - agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy
Office of Naval Intelligence, ONI - the military intelligence agency that provides for the intelligence and counterintelligence and investigative and security requirements of the United States Navy
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MCIA - an agency of the United States Marine Corps that provides responsive and broad intelligence support for the worldwide Marine Corps organization
AFISR, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR - an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms
intelligence agency, intelligence service, intelligence - a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
Advanced Research and Development Activity, ARDA - an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology
Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA - an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
National Reconnaissance Office, NRO - an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations
National Security Agency, NSA - the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
AI, Army Intelligence - an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA - a combat support agency that provides geographic intelligence in support of national security
|Adj.||1.||ic - being nine more than ninety |
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"