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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Italic  \I*tal"ic\,  a.  [L.  Italicus:  cf  F.  italique  Cf 
  {Italian}.] 
  1.  Relating  to  Italy  or  to  its  people. 
 
  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. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Italic  \I*tal"ic\,  n.;  pl  {Italics}.  (Print.) 
  An  Italic  letter,  character,  or  type  (see  {Italic},  a.,  2.); 
  --  often  in  the  plural;  as  the  Italics  are  the  author's. 
  Italic  letters  are  used  to  distinguish  words  for  emphasis, 
  importance,  antithesis,  etc  Also  collectively,  Italic 
  letters. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Composite  \Com*pos"ite\  (?;  277),  a.  [L.  compositus  made  up  of 
  parts  p.  p.  of  componere  See  {Compound},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  {Compost}.] 
  1.  Made  up  of  distinct  parts  or  elements;  compounded;  as  a 
  composite  language. 
 
  Happiness,  like  air  and  water  .  .  .  is  composite. 
  --Landor. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  Belonging  to  a  certain  order  which  is  composed  of 
  the  Ionic  order  grafted  upon  the  Corinthian.  It  is  called 
  also  the  {Roman}  or  the  {Italic}  order  and  is  one  of  the 
  five  orders  recognized  by  the  Italian  writers  of  the 
  sixteenth  century.  See  {Capital}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  italic 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  slanting  characters;  "italic  characters" 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  the  Italic  languages;  "ancient  Italic 
  dialects"  [syn:  {Italic}] 
  n  1:  a  style  of  handwriting  with  the  letters  slanting  to  the 
  right 
  2:  a  branch  of  the  Indo-European  languages  of  which  Latin  is 
  the  chief  representative  [syn:  {Italic},  {Italic  language}] 
  3:  a  typeface  with  letters  slanting  upward  to  the  right 




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