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Ionic vs. Tonic

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Ionicadjective

(chemistry) of, relating to, or containing ions

Tonicadjective

Pertaining to tension, especially of muscles.

Ionicadjective

Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians.

Tonicadjective

Restorative, curative or invigorating.

‘The arrival of the new members had a tonic effect on the team.’;

Ionicadjective

Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital.

Tonicadjective

(music) Pertaining to or based upon the first note of a diatonic scale.

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Ionicadjective

Of or pertaining to ions; composed of ions, containing ions, or breaking down into ions when dissolved in a polar solvent; as, an ionic solution will conduct a current of electricity. Opposite of nonionic.

Tonicadjective

Pertaining to the accent or stress in a word or in speech.

Ionicnoun

A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, - that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, - that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic.

Tonicadjective

Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically being or relating to a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, i.e. a vowel or diphthong.

Ionicnoun

The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic.

Tonicnoun

A substance with medicinal properties intended to restore or invigorate.

‘We used to brew a tonic from a particular kind of root.’;

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Ionicnoun

Ionic type.

Tonicnoun

Tonic water.

Ionicnoun

the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Ionia

Tonicnoun

Any of various carbonated, non-alcoholic beverages; soda pop.

Ionicadjective

containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions;

‘ionic charge’; ‘ionic crystals’; ‘ionic hydrogen’;

Tonicnoun

(figuratively) Someone or something that revitalises or reinvigorates.

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Ionicadjective

oldest and simplest of the three orders of classical Greek architecture

Tonicnoun

(music) The first note of a diatonic scale; the keynote.

Ionicadjective

relating to or denoting a classical order of architecture characterized by a column with scroll shapes (volutes) on either side of the capital.

Tonicnoun

(music) The triad built on the tonic note.

Ionicadjective

another term for Ionian

Tonicnoun

(phonetics) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.

Ionicnoun

the Ionic order of architecture.

Tonicadjective

Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (Phon.), applied to, or distingshing, a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, such sounds, namely, the vowels and diphthongs, being so called by Dr. James Rush (1833) " from their forming the purest and most plastic material of intonation."

Ionicnoun

the ancient Greek dialect used in Ionia.

Tonicadjective

Of or pertaining to tension; increasing tension; hence, increasing strength; as, tonic power.

Tonicadjective

Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions.

Tonicadjective

Characterized by continuous muscular contraction; as, tonic convulsions.

Tonicnoun

A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.

Tonicnoun

The key tone, or first tone of any scale.

Tonicnoun

A medicine that increases the strength, and gives vigor of action to the system.

Tonicnoun

lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine

Tonicnoun

a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring;

‘in New England they call sodas tonics’;

Tonicnoun

(music) the first note of a diatonic scale

Tonicnoun

a medicine that strengthens and invigorates

Tonicadjective

of or relating to or producing normal tone or tonus in muscles or tissue;

‘a tonic reflex’; ‘tonic muscle contraction’;

Tonicadjective

employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words;

‘Chinese is a tonal language’;

Tonicadjective

used of syllables;

‘a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word’;

Tonicadjective

relating to or being the keynote of a major or minor scale;

‘tonic harmony’;

Tonicadjective

imparting vitality and energy;

‘the bracing mountain air’;

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