-ics, -tics [-ac after i]
(Greek: a suffix that forms nouns and is usually used to form names of arts and sciences)
2. The theory and methodology of interpretation; especially, of scriptural texts: Hermeneutics is also described as the development and study of the theories of the interpretation and the understanding of philosophical publications.
2. Writing that resembles ancient writing; usually by being illegible: Eve's handwriting has often been described as looking like hieroglyphics.
3. Something written in or belonging to a writing system using pictorial symbols: On the cliffs near Peterborough, Canada, are hieroglyphics and pictographs telling the history of the aboriginal people who lived in the area.
4. Etymology: from Late Latin hieroglyphicus, from Greek hieroglyphikos, from hieros, "sacred, powerful" + glyphe, glyphikos, "carving" from glyphein, "to carve".
The ancient Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs that were not deciphered until after the discovery in 1799 of the Rosetta Stone, which bears the same inscription in three different scripts: hieratic Egyptian (formal), demotic Egyptian (cursive), and ancient Greek.
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2. Therapy for a disease by means of an agent that is similar to but not identical with the causative agent of the disease.
2. The branch of theology that deals with sermons and homilies.
2. The physical science and technology of the static and dynamic behavior of fluids.
3. The science that deals with the laws governing water or other liquids in motion and their applications in engineering; practical or applied hydrodynamics.
2. The external or internal treatment with water
2. The branch of science that deals with the dynamics of fluids; especially, incompressible fluids, in motion.
3. The dynamics of fluids in motion.
4. The branch of fluid dynamics that deals with liquids, including hydrostatics and hydrokinetics. Also called hydromechanics.
5. A branch of physics that deals with the motion of fluids and the forces acting on solid bodies immersed in fluids and in any motion relative to them.
The science of mechanics which relates to fluids or which deals with the laws of motion and action of nonelastic fluids, whether as investigated mathematically, or by observation and experiment; the principles of dynamics, as applied to water and other fluids.
The word is sometimes used as a general term, including both hydrostatics and hydraulics, together with pneumatics and acoustics.