Ionic
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.


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  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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  • 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

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