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 for Ionic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.
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     3. (Print.) Ionic type.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ionic \I*on"ic\, a. [L. Ionicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? Ionia.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.
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     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.
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     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 mode, 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).
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     Note: This is Nonpareil Ionic.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  ionic \i*on"ic\ a. (Chem.)
     Of or pertaining to ions; composed of ions, containing ions,
     or breaking down into ions when dissolved in a polar solvent;
     as, an ionic solution will conduct a current of electricity.
     Opposite of nonionic.
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ionic
      adj 1: containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions;
             "ionic charge"; "ionic crystals"; "ionic hydrogen" [ant:
             nonionic, nonpolar]
      2: of or pertaining to the Ionic order of classical Greek
         architecture
      3: of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language
      n 1: the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica
           and Athens and Ionia [syn: Attic, Ionic, Ionic
           dialect, Classical Greek]

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