- any involuntary, regularly repeated, spasmodic contraction of a muscle, generally caused by some type of disorder of the nervous system
- tic douloureux
Origin of ticFrench from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A repetitive, rapid, sudden muscular movement or vocalization, usually experienced as involuntary or semivoluntary.
- A quirk or habit of behavior or language: common phrases that have become verbal tics.
intransitive verbticced, tic·cing, tics
Origin of ticFrench
- A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles.
- Shortened form of ticket
(third-person singular simple present tics, present participle ticcing, simple past and past participle ticced)
- (intransitive) To exhibit a tic; to undergo convulsive muscle movements.
From French tic
tic - Computer Definition
(Token Ring Interface Card) A TLA for a Token Ring NIC (network interface card).