-ics, -tics [-ac after i]

(Greek: a suffix that forms nouns and is usually used to form names of arts and sciences)

electronics engineer
An engineer whose training includes a degree in electronic engineering from an accredited college or university, a degree in electrical engineering with a major in electronics, or comparable knowledge and experience as required for working with electronic circuits and tools.
electronics industry (s) (noun), electronics industries (pl)
The industrial organizations engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and the substantial assembly of electronic equipment, systems, assemblies, and components.
electronics serviceman
A serviceman who is qualified to repair and to maintain electronic equipment.
electronics stimulator
A pulse generator used to apply voltages to the body for activating muscles, identifying nerves, and for other medical diagnoses for identifying or determining the natures and causes of diseases or injuries.
electronics technician
A technician with both theoretical and practical training in electronics technology who is qualified to work under the direction of an electronics engineer or independently in assembling, testing, and repairing electronic equipment, in factories, laboratories, and in private business.
electrooptics, electro-optics
1. The study of the influence of an electric field on optical phenomena, as in the electro-optical Kerr effect (pattern of double refraction) and the Stark effect (effect of an electric field on spectrum lines).
2. A branch of physics that functions with the influence and effects of an electric field on light going through the optical properties of matter; especially, in its crystalline form.

These properties include the transmission, emission, and the absorption of light.

The term electro-optics is used interchangeably with the broader term optoelectronics.

1. The study of the phenomena associated with electric charges at rest.
2. The study of electric fields produced by stationary source charges or, more precisely, a constant charge density at each point.
3. A branch of physics dealing with electric charges at rest and with objects charged with electricity and constant-intensity electric fields.
1. A reference to electrotechnology or the practical applications of electricity.
2. The science of the methods, proceses, and operations by which electricity is applied in the industrial arts.
1. Therapeutics, or treatments, based on the curative effects of electricity.
2. The treatment of disease by electrical shock and other techniques using electricity.
electrotherapy, electrotherapeutics
1. The use of electricity in treating musculoskeletal dysfunction, pain, or disease.
2. The use of low-intensity electricity to treat insomnia, anxiety, or neurotic depression.
3. Using an electrode with a point or surface from which to discharge current to treat the body of a patient.
4. Applying electric current to the body for massage or heat treatment.
A branch of science concerned with the direct transformation of electric energy into heat.
elementomics (noun) (a plural form used as a singular)
The study of substances of interest and species and their interactions, transformations, and functions in biological systems.

Focusing on the distributions and compositions of all metalloproteins in proteome, and the characterization of their structures and functions, may be regarded as the overlap of metallomics and proteomics.

Elementomics includes research in:

  • Quantification of elements of interest in biological systems.
  • The distributions of researched elements in biological systems.
  • The specific element-assisted functions of biosciences in medicine, environment science, food science, agriculture, toxicology, biochemistry, etc.
emporiatrics, emporiatric
That branch of medicine which treats of the health problems of travelers about the world.
The science of hygienic living.
1. A branch of dentistry which deals with diseases of teeth roots, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.
2. A branch of dentistry that treats diseases and injuries affecting the root tips or nerves of teeth and treatments of the root canals are common procedures for successful dental therapy.