-adic

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Back-formation from monadic, etc., from Ancient Greek -άς (-ás) (genitive -άδος (-ádos)) + -ικός (-ikós) (English -ad + -ic). Compare related adicity and Latinate -ary.

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-adic

  1. (mathematics computing) Having a specific adicity.

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Combined with prefixes derived (usually) from Greek names for numbers to make adjectives meaning "having a certain number of arguments" (said of functions, relations, etc, in mathematics and functions, operators, etc, in computing).

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