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"sic" in British English

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sicadverb

uk   /sɪk/ 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 notice outside 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 somewhere else to show the writer knows 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 organize industries and business activities into groups. This system has mainly been replaced by the NAICS: Both SIC and NAICS classify establishments by their primary type of activity. a list of SIC codes
(Definition of SIC from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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