Italic

Definition of Italic

I`tal´ic
a.1.
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.
n.1.(Print.) An Italic letter, character, or type (see Italic, a., 2.); - often in the plural; as, the Italics are the author's. Italic letters are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, etc. Also, collectively, Italic letters.

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