Meaning of tic
Pronunciation: (tik), [key]
- a sudden, spasmodic, painless, involuntary muscular contraction, as of the face.
- Seetic douloureux.
- a persistent or recurrent behavioral trait; personal quirk: her distinctive verbal tics.
- a suffix, equivalent in meaning tooccurring in adjectives of Greek origin (analytic), used esp. in the formation of adjectives from nouns with stems in -sis: hematotic; neurotic.
- tic (Thesaurus)