-etic, -etics

(Greek: -etikos, an adjective suffix meaning "pertaining to, of the nature of" for nouns ending in -esis)

A reference to the creation of electricity; especially, by living organisms.
1. Relating to electrokinetics or having to do with electricity in motion.
2. A reference to one of the four types of electrokinetic effects:
  • electro-osmosis
  • electrophoresis
  • streaming potential
  • sedimentation potential
electrokinetic effects, electrokinetic phenomena
Conditions associated with relative movements between a charged surface and an electrolytic solution.

The surface is ordinarily either a solid particle suspended in the solution or the medium through which the solution flows.

electrokinetic transducer (s) (noun), electrokinetic transducers (pl)
An instrument that converts dynamic physical forces into electric signals.
1. Created by or relating to electromagnetism; that is, the interaction of electricity and magnetism.
2. Involving or relating the interaction of electric and magnetic fields, both static and dynamic.
3. A reference to magnetism that is induced by an electric current.
4. Pertaining to radiation; such as, light, microwaves, X-rays, gamma rays, or radio waves.
5. Referring to the combined electric and magnetic fields associated with radiation or movements of electrons or other charged particles through conductors or space.
electromagnetic-type microphones
Microphones in which the voltages are varied by an electromagnet; such as, ribbon or velocity microphones, dynamic or moving-coil microphones, and reluctance or moving-vane microphones.
  • Ribbon or velocity microphones are those in which electric output depends on the velocity of the air particles that form a sound wave; examples are a hot-wire microphone and a ribbon microphone in which the conductor is a thin ribbon of aluminum alloy moving perpendicularly in a magnetic field. It is strongly directional and can be used to reduce unwanted side noise.
  • Dynamic or moving-coil microphones consist of moving-conductor microphones in which the flexible diaphragms are attached to a coil positioned in the fixed magnetic fields of a permanent magnet.
  • Reluctance or moving-vane microphones consist of diaphragms acted upon by sound waves that are connected to armatures which vary the reluctance in magnetic fields each of which is surrounded by a coil.
empathy (EM puh thee) (s) (noun), empathies (pl)
1. An identification with and an understanding of another person's feelings, situation, or motives: Ursula's work with the street people gave her considerably more empathy for the homeless than she had ever had before.
2. Etymology: from Greek empátheia, "passion"; from em-, "in" + páthos, "feeling".

Empathy was apparently borrowed in 1904 from Greek empátheia, "passion"; ; from em-, "in" + páthos, "feeling". It was a translation of the German Einfühlung (ein; in + Fühlung, feeling), a word which was introduced in 1903 by the German philosopher and psychologist, Theodore Lipps, who originated the theory of aesthetic empathy, "the art of appreciation depends on the viewer's ability to project his personality into the object".

—Based on information from
The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, edited by Robert K. Barnhart.
To sense and to participate in another person's feelings and thoughts.
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epeirogenic, epeirogenetic (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to the deformation of the earth's crust: Epeirogenic processes produce broader features of the earth's relief.

An epeirogenic uplift or depression of the earth's crust affects large areas of land or ocean bottom.

esthetic (adjective), more esthetic, most esthetic
Concerning the appreciation of beauty or good taste: Thomasina had an esthetic understanding and appreciation of sunsets and tried to paint them as she saw them.
esthetic surgery (s) (noun), esthetic surgeries (pl)
A medical procedure that is performed to improve, to preserve, or to restore a person's appearance: Janine's cousin wanted to have esthetic surgery performed to enhance the shape of her nose.
Expressing character.