sic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sic” in the English Dictionary

"sic" in British English

See all translations


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

See all translations

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

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of sic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More