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Meaning of “sic” in the English Dictionary

"sic" in British English

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sicadverb

uk   us   /sɪk/
a word written in brackets after a word that you have ​copied to show that you ​know it has been ​spelled or used ​wrongly: The ​noticeoutside the ​office said "Closed on Wedensday" (sic).
(Definition of sic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sic" in American English

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sicadverb [not gradable]

 us   /sɪk/
used in ​brackets after a word or phrase ​copied from ​somewhereelse to show the ​writerknows it ​appears to be ​wrong but this is ​intentional or ​exactly as in the ​original: The ​sign said, "Closed on Wendsday" [sic].
(Definition of sic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"SIC" in Business English

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SICnoun [S]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT
abbreviation for Standard Industrial Classification: a ​system of ​numbers used in the US to ​organizeindustries and ​businessactivities into ​groups. This ​system has mainly been ​replaced by the NAICS: Both SIC and NAICS ​classifyestablishments by their ​primarytype of ​activity. a ​list of SIC ​codes
(Definition of SIC from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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