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-ics

suffix uk   us   /-ɪks/
used to form nouns that refer to an area of work or study: the world of politics the study of economics/physics/ethics
Translations of “-ics”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於構成表示工作領域或學科的名詞)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于构成表示工作领域或学科的名词)…
(Definition of -ics from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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