-ics
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-ics
A suffix is an affix that is added to the end of a word to create a new word with a different meaning (e.g. philia, ism).
suffix
1. (study or practice)
a. -ica
Jane studied linguistics at Oxford.Jane estudió la lingüística en Oxford.
b. -iatría
Jose specialized in pediatrics.José hizo la especialidad en pediatría.
c. -nomía
The assiduous application of ergonomics in the factory has reduced the number of injuries.La aplicación asidua de la ergonomía en la fábrica ha reducido el número de lesiones.
2. (characteristic actions or activities)
a. -ismo
Brandon is an avid supporter of the school's athletics program.Brandon es un partidario ávido del programa de atletismo de la escuela.
b. -idad
With the hurricane bearing down on us, we need preparation, not heroics.Con el huracán dirigiéndose hacia nosotros, necesitamos preparación, no heroicidades.
c. -ia
Carolina suffered a fit of hysterics.Carolina sufrió un ataque de histeria.
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