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civ·ic

civic

 
 
pronunciation:
sI vihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or having to do with a city.
Paying taxes is a civic duty.
synonyms:
metropolitan, municipal, urban
definition 2: of or having to do with citizens or citizenship.
We have civic rights and responsibilities.
synonyms:
civil
similar words:
public
derivation: civically (adv.)
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The word civic contains the following parts:
civ Latin root that means citizen
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-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.