Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: -biotic and biòtic



From Ancient Greek βιωτικός (biōtikós, of life), from βίος (bíos, life). Equivalent to bio- +‎ -ic.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /baɪˈɒt.ɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /baɪˈɑ.tɪk/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒtɪk


biotic (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms
    • 1994, Nils D. Warnock, Biotic and Abiotic Factors Affecting the Distribution and Abundance of a Wintering Population of Dunlin, page 141:
      This study and others at Bolinas Lagoon show that a number of variables, both biotic and abiotic, influence individual, local and regional distribution patterns of Dunlin.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Misspelling of biontic.
    • 1961, George A. Theodorson, Studies in Human Ecology, page 4:
      The biotic level involves basic, nonthoughtful adjustments made in the struggle for existence.
    • 1988, Roland Leslie Warren, ‎Larry Lyon, New Perspectives on the American Community, page 33:
      Competition, on the biotic level, as we observe it in the plant and animal communities, seems to be relatively unrestricted.
    • 1995, South African Journal of Science - Volume 90, page 332:
      How important is biotic gene-dispersal to the success of the angiosperms?
    • 2002, Proceedings of the Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium, page 937:
      Knowledge of these patterns is essential to developing comprehensive conservation plans that maximize protection of biotic and phyletic diversity.



Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]




From French biotique


biotic m or n (feminine singular biotică, masculine plural biotici, feminine and neuter plural biotice)

  1. biotic