Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
civics

civ·ics

civics

pronunciation:
sI vihks
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) a branch of political science that deals with the rights and duties of citizens and with civic matters.
Word Explorer
See
  democracy
Word Parts
The word civics contains the following parts:
civ Latin root that means citizen
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology