Definition of Italic. Meaning of Italic. Synonyms of Italic

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Definition of Italic

Italic
Italic I*tal"ic, a. [L. Italicus: cf. F. italique. Cf. Italian.] 1. Relating to Italy or to its people. 2. Applied especially to a kind of type in which the letters do not stand upright, but slope toward the right; -- so called because dedicated to the States of Italy by the inventor, Aldus Manutius, about the year 1500. Italic languages, the group or family of languages of ancient Italy. Italic order (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite. Italic school, a term given to the Pythagorean and Eleatic philosophers, from the country where their doctrines were first promulgated. Italic version. See Itala.
Italic
Composite Com*pos"ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound, v. t., and cf. Compost.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite. --Landor. 2. (Arch.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.

Meaning of Italic from wikipedia

- Look up Italic or italic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Italic may refer to: Relating to Italy Italic peoples, Italic-language speaking people of...
- The Italic languages form a branch of the Indo-European language family, whose earliest known members were spoken on the Italian Peninsula in the first...
- In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylised form of calligraphic handwriting. Along with blackletter and roman type, it served as...
- Italic peoples were an ethnolinguistic group identified by their use of Italic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family. The Italic peoples...
- The Old Italic scripts are a family of ancient writing systems used on the Italian Peninsula between about 700 and 100 BC, for various languages spoken...
- Italic script, also known as chancery cursive and Italic hand, is a semi-cursive, slightly sloped style of handwriting and calligraphy that was developed...
- The Proto-Italic language is the ancestor of the Italic languages, most notably Latin and its descendants, the Romance languages. It is not directly attested...
- The Italic League or Most Holy League was an international agreement concluded in Venice on 30 August 1454, between the Papal States, the Republic of Venice...
- especially fonts intended to be read by children, and is also found in italic type. In English, a is the indefinite article, with the alternative form...
- Light, Light Italic, Regular, Italic, Semibold, Semibold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extrabold, Extrabold Italic, Black, and Black Italic; the same styles...