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Definition of the noun tic

What does tic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tics

  1. a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
    • example: A tic-tac-toe match is usually quick.
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: twitch / twitching / vellication = a sudden muscle spasm

Specialised definition of the noun tic

Glossary of sports

a sudden involuntary spasmodic muscular contraction, especially of facial, neck or shoulder muscles, which may become more pronounced when someone is stressed (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. Tic appeared in 2001 film The Wash.
  2. Tic a.k.a. Johnny Rich is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Tic Toc, Tic-tac, Tic Price, Gasper Tic, Tic Forrester, George Tic Price, George "Tic" Price, Natasa Tic Ralijan.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tic

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Google previewIntangible Materialism (2009)

The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language by Ronald Schleifer

A simple motor tic is a sudden, brief, contraction of a localized muscle group, such as to cause the face to twitch or shoulder to jerk.

Google previewModel Selection and Inference (2013)

A Practical Information-Theoretic Approach by Kenneth P. Burnham, David R. Anderson

Still, TIC is an important conceptual advance. Thus, investigators working in applied data analysis...

Google previewNeurology in Africa (2015)

by William P. Howlett

Tics A tic is a brief stereotyped irresistible repetitive purposeful movement. It differs from chorea in that it can be voluntarily suppressed at will for a short while. Simple tics like blinking, grimacing or shoulder shrugging are common in children ...

Google previewPrivate Health Sector Assessment in Tanzania (2013)

by James White, Barbara O'Hanlon, Grace Chee, Emmanuel Malangalila, Adeline Kimambo, Jorge Coarasa, Sean Callahan, Ilana Ron Levey, Kim McKeon

TIC is a govern- ment agency with a high degree ofautonomy and receives its funding from multiple sources: government, donor, and other income (generated by fees and advisory services). TIC is the focal point for investors; it is a “one stop ...

Google previewThe Medical News (1905)

A Weekly Medical Journal ...

Tic is a coordinated or systematized movement with a definite object in view, repeated frequently and in exaggerated fashion.

Google previewPsychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2014)

by Katherine M. Fortinash, Patricia A. Holoday Worret

A tic is a sudden, rapid, involuntary, and repetitive movement or vocalization ( American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Although tics are experienced as irresistible, some patients are able to suppress them for varying lengths of time.

Google previewHandbook of Item Response Theory, Volume Two (2017)

Statistical Tools by Wim J. van der Linden

One drawback to TIC is that it requires relatively large samples in order to estimate elements of the two K× K matrices for adjusting bias.

Google previewBrain (1905)

A Journal of Neurology

A tic is a co-ordinated purposive act, provoked in the first instance by some external cause or by an idea ; repetition leads to its becoming habitual and finally to its involuntary reproduction without cause and for no purpose, at the same time as ...

Google previewClinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (2014)

by Jon E. Grant, Samuel R. Chamberlain, Brian L. Odlaug

Tic Disorder: A tic is a sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization (e.g., eye blinking, throat clearing). Tics are typically less complex than compulsions and are not aimed at neutralizing obsessions. Distinguishing ...

Google previewA Practical Approach to Movement Disorders (2007)

Diagnosis and Medical and Surgical Management by Michael S. Okun, MD, Ramon L. Rodriguez, MD, Frank M. Skidmore, MD

A tic is an involuntary movement or vocalization that is usually sudden onset, brief, repetitive, stereotyped but nonrhythmical in character, frequently imitating normal behavior, often occurring out of a background of normal activity. Tics are ...

Google previewHandbook of Alcoholic Beverages (2011)

Technical, Analytical and Nutritional Aspects by Alan J. Buglass

TIC is the most common scanning mode, especially when it is needed to identify unknown components of a mixture. If, however, there is some prior knowledge of the components or if we are searching for specific substances in a mixture, then ...

Google previewMedical Terminology: A Programmed Systems Approach (2009)

by Jean Tannis Dennerll, Phyllis E. Davis

Dia/gnos/tic is the adjectival form of diagnosis and dia/gnos/e is the verb. When the results of the / / (adjective) tests are complete, the physician will / / (verb ) the condition of the patient. 9.32 A sign is objective information about the patient ...

Google preview"Troops in Contact"

Often these situations involve “Troops in Contact” (TIC). A TIC is an unplanned engagement occurring when US or NATO ground forces unexpectedly come into contact with insurgent forces. According to ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis (2017)

History, Theory, Technology, and Products by Inna P. Borovinskaya, Alexander A. Gromov, Evgeny A. Levashov, Yuri M. Maksimov, Alexander S. Mukasyan, Alexander S. Rogachev

TiC mark SHS (obtained by element synthesis) was produced in a trial- production facility under the fol- lowing conditions: in a multipurpose SHS-30 reactor, from titanium powders, with the particles' diameter no more than 200 μm, and with ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

tic. Habit spasm A complex of multiple abrupt, coordinated involuntary and/or compulsive spasms, including eye blinking, facial gestures, vocalizations, shoulder shrugging, etc which, when controlled, may be followed by more intense and ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychopathology (2012)

by Henry Kellerman

characterized by involuntary motility or tics: chronic motor tic disorder— involving three or fewer muscle groups; Tourette's disorder—wide variety of bodily ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders (2010)

Glossary Global severity score – This score is derived by summing the total motor tic score, total phonic tic score, and overall impairment rating (range 1⁄4 0–100). Overall impairment rating – Score rated on a 50-point scale anchored by 0 (no ...

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Quotes about Tic

The Bet (Naani)

Life's nasty little clock

Speeds up in staccato tic tac

As Drinks and Drugs feed on

Death placed his bet and mocks.

Cynthia BuhainBaello
February 20,2012 (Cynthia Buhain-Baello)
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Scrabble value of T1I1C3

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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