Italic I*tal"ic, a. [L. Italicus: cf. F. italique. Cf. {Italian}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Relating to Italy or to its people. [1913 Webster]

2. Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500. [1913 Webster]

{Italic languages}, the group or family of languages of ancient Italy.

{Italic order} (Arch.), the composite order. See {Composite}.

{Italic school}, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were first promulgated.

{Italic version}. See {Itala}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • italic — 1610s (adj.), 1670s (n.) italic type, from L. italicus Italian (see ITALIAN (Cf. Italian)); so called because it was introduced in 1501 by Aldus Manutius, printer of Venice (who also gave his name to Aldine), and first used in an edition of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • italic — ► ADJECTIVE Printing 1) denoting the sloping typeface used especially for emphasis and in foreign words. 2) denoting a style of handwriting, sloping and with pointed letters, resembling 16th century Italian handwriting. ► NOUN (also italics) ▪ an …   English terms dictionary

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  • italic — /i tal ik, uy tal /, adj. 1. designating or pertaining to a style of printing types in which the letters usually slope to the right, patterned upon a compact manuscript hand, and used for emphasis, to separate different kinds of information, etc …   Universalium

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