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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ionic  \I*on"ic\,  n. 
  1.  (Pros.) 
  a  A  foot  consisting  of  four  syllables:  either  two  long 
  and  two  short,  --  that  is  a  spondee  and  a  pyrrhic,  in 
  which  case  it  is  called  the  {greater  Ionic};  or  two 
  short  and  two  long,  --  that  is  a  pyrrhic  and  a 
  spondee,  in  which  case  it  is  called  the  {smaller 
  Ionic}. 
  b  A  verse  or  meter  composed  or  consisting  of  Ionic  feet. 
 
  2.  The  Ionic  dialect;  as  the  Homeric  Ionic. 
 
  3.  (Print.)  Ionic  type 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ionic  \I*on"ic\,  a.  [L.  Ionicus  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  Ionia.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  Ionia  or  the  Ionians. 
 
  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}. 
 
  {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},  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). 
 
  Note:  This  is  Nonpareil  Ionic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ionic 
  adj  1:  containing  or  involving  or  occurring  in  the  form  of  ions; 
  "ionic  charge";  "ionic  crystals";  "ionic  hydrogen" 
  [ant:  {nonionic}] 
  2:  (architecture)  an  order  of  classical  Greek  architecture 
  [ant:  {corinthian},  {doric}] 
  n  :  the  dialect  of  Ancient  Greek  spoken  in  Ionia  [syn:  {Ionic}] 




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