-ics, -tics [-ac after i]
(Greek: a suffix that forms nouns and is usually used to form names of arts and sciences)
2. The art of interpreting in bodily movements the rhythm of musical compositions.
Applied to a method invented by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, a Swiss composer, with the purpose of developing the sense of rhythm and symmetry.
2. The study of ways of enhancing people's environments and living standards in order to improve their health and well-being.
Each exon codes for a specific portion of the complete protein and exons are separated by introns, long regions of DNA that have no apparent function.2. The study of a segment of a gene that contains information used in coding for protein synthesis.
Genetic information within genes is discontinuous, split among the exons that encode for messenger RNA and absent from the DNA sequences in between, which are called introns.
2. A proposed term and field of study of disease-causing effects of environmental factors; also featuring the "nurture" component of "nature versus nurture".
2. The classification of animals
These fibers have a wide range of applications; such as, in the transmission of computer data, telephone messages, and other communications.
Use of this principle permits transmission of light, and therefore visual images, around sharp curves and corners.
Devices that use fiberoptic materials are useful in endoscopic examinations.
2. A branch of botany that is occupied with the types, numbers, distribution, and relationships of plant species in a particular area or areas.
2. The experimental and mathematical-computational study of the mechanical behavior of fluids.
Fluid mechanics includes the transfer of heat and matter resulting from motion of the fluid, and the driving of the fluid motion due to differences in density which may be induced by temperature, as well as the effects due to temperature dependency of the constants of materials; for example, the viscosity.3. The study of fluids and gases at rest and in motion which can be divided into hydrostatics, the behavior of liquids at rest; hydrodynamics, the behavior of liquids in motion; and aerodynamics, the behavior of gases in motion.
Hydrostatics takes into account the forces exerted by a liquid in all directions, not just the downward gravitational pull; such as, the upward force exerted on a submerged object that causes bouyancy.
Hydrodynamics is the study of fluid flow and fluid friction, or viscosity.
Aerodynamics is the study of the motion of gases which is most often applied to the study of air and the motion of solid bodies in it.