Tic meaning

tĭk
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A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
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A quirk or habit of behavior or language.

Common phrases that have become verbal tics.

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To have a tic; produce tics.

Factors that affect the frequency of ticcing.

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A repetitive, rapid, sudden muscular movement or vocalization, usually experienced as involuntary or semivoluntary.
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(Token Ring Interface Card) Slang for a Token Ring NIC (network interface card). See token ring network.
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A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles.
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Shortened form of ticket.
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(intransitive) To exhibit a tic; to undergo convulsive muscle movements.
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To have a tic; produce tics.
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Any involuntary, regularly repeated, spasmodic contraction of a muscle, generally caused by some type of disorder of the nervous system.
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Origin of tic

  • French

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French tic

    From Wiktionary