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Tic vs. Tick

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Main Difference

The main difference between Tic and Tick is that the Tic is a repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups and Tick is a order of arachnids.

Wikipedia
  • Tic (noun)

    A sudden, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization.

  • Tic (noun)

    Something that is done or produced habitually or characteristically.

  • Tic (noun)

    ticket

  • Tic (verb)

    To exhibit a tic; to undergo a sudden, semi-voluntary muscle movement.

  • Tick (noun)

    A tiny woodland arachnid of the suborder Ixodida.

  • Tick (noun)

    A relatively quiet but sharp sound generally made repeatedly by moving machinery.

    "The steady tick of the clock provided a comforting background for the conversation."

  • Tick (noun)

    A mark on any scale of measurement; a unit of measurement.

    "At midday, the long bond is up a tick."

  • Tick (noun)

    A jiffy (unit of time defined by basic timer frequency).

  • Tick (noun)

    A short period of time, particularly a second.

    "I'll be back in a tick."

  • Tick (noun)

    a mark (✓) made to indicate agreement, correctness or acknowledgement; checkmark

    "Indicate that you are willing to receive marketing material by putting a tick in the box"

  • Tick (noun)

    A lifer (bird seen by a birdwatcher for the first time) that is uninteresting and routine, thus merely a tick mark on a list.

  • Tick (noun)

    The whinchat; so called from its note.

  • Tick (noun)

    Ticking.

  • Tick (noun)

    A sheet that wraps around a mattress; the cover of a mattress, containing the filling.

  • Tick (noun)

    Credit, trust.

  • Tick (noun)

    A goat.

    "Tickhill; Tickham; Ticknock; Tickenhall Drive; Tickenhill Manor; Tickenhurst"

  • Tick (verb)

    To make a clicking noise similar to the movement of the hands in an analog clock.

  • Tick (verb)

    To make a tick mark.

  • Tick (verb)

    To work or operate, especially mechanically.

    "He took the computer apart to see how it ticked."

    "I wonder what makes her tick."

  • Tick (verb)

    To strike gently; to pat.

  • Tick (verb)

    To go on trust, or credit.

  • Tick (verb)

    To give tick; to trust.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Tic (noun)

    A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; - called also spasmodic tic.

  • Tick (noun)

    Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.

  • Tick (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs.

  • Tick (noun)

    The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.

  • Tick (noun)

    Ticking. See Ticking, n.

  • Tick (noun)

    A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.

  • Tick (noun)

    Any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check.

  • Tick (noun)

    The whinchat; - so called from its note.

  • Tick (verb)

    To go on trust, or credit.

  • Tick (verb)

    To give tick; to trust.

  • Tick (verb)

    To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.

  • Tick (verb)

    To strike gently; to pat.

  • Tick

    To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.

Webster Dictionary
  • Tic (noun)

    a local and habitual twitching especially in the face

  • Tick (noun)

    a metallic tapping sound;

    "he counted the ticks of the clock"

  • Tick (noun)

    any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

  • Tick (noun)

    a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.;

    "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

  • Tick (noun)

    a light mattress

  • Tick (verb)

    make a clicking or ticking sound;

    "The clock ticked away"

  • Tick (verb)

    make a sound like a clock or a timer;

    "the clocks were ticking"

    "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

  • Tick (verb)

    sew;

    "tick a mattress"

  • Tick (verb)

    put a check mark on or next to;

    "Please check each name on the list"

    "tick off the items"

Princeton's WordNet

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