1》 forming adjectives such as Islamic, terrific.
2》 forming nouns such as lyric, mechanic.
3》 Chemistry denoting an element in a higher valency: ferric. Compare with -ous.
from Fr. -ique, L. -icus, or Gk -ikos.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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