IC

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AcronymDefinition
ICIntegrated Circuit
ICIntelligence Community
ICI See (chat code)
ICIntensive Care
ICInternal Combustion (engine)
ICIndustry Canada (Government Department)
ICInformation Center
ICInsurance Component
ICInsurance Company (IRB)
ICIn Contact (recessed light fixture for direct contact with attic insulation)
ICIowa City
ICIce Cream
ICIn Charge of
ICInclude (assembly language ASM51 assembler control)
ICInternal Control
ICIn Character
ICImperial College (UK)
ICIntercontinental (WWE championship)
ICInventory Control (Electric Boat)
ICInformed Consent (drug trials)
ICIceland
ICInformation Circular
ICInternational Community
ICIllinois Central (railroad)
ICIncident Commander
ICIthaca College
ICIndependent Contractor
ICInternational College (Beirut, Lebanon private high school)
ICIntellectual Capital
ICInformation Commons
ICInfection Control
ICIvory Coast
ICInstallation and Configuration (software)
ICIon Chromatography
ICInstrumentation and Controls
ICInterstitial Cystitis
ICIntercom
ICIllinois College (Jacksonville, IL)
ICInitial Condition
ICIdentity Card
ICIntracellular
ICInner Circle
ICInterconnection
ICIntercity (transportation, travel)
ICIndex Catalogue (astronomy)
ICInput Circuit
ICInstituto Cervantes (Spain)
ICIntercooler
ICIndiana Code (laws)
ICInformation Collection (various locations)
ICInterface Control
ICIntentional Communities
ICInvestment Committee (various locations)
ICIn-Character (gaming)
ICIncremental Cost
ICIndex Card
ICInternal Communications
ICIncentive Compensation
ICInstitutes and Centers
ICIntracranial
ICInternet Commerce
ICI'm Confused
ICIndoor Cycling
ICImmune Complex
ICIncoming Call
ICInter City (Deutsche Bahn AG)
ICInstructional Computing
ICIon Chamber (physics)
ICInvestors Chronicle (UK)
ICInternational Communications
ICInterrupt Controller
ICInstitutional Control (various organizations)
ICIntegration Council (various organizations)
ICIron Chef (television program)
ICIndianapolis Colts
ICInitial Contact (aviation radio communication)
ICInter-City (Italian railways)
ICIntelligence Center
ICInternal Consumption
ICInformation Committee (various organizations)
ICInteractive Communication
ICIgnition Coil
ICIron Curtain
ICIntracardiac
ICIntermittent Claudication
ICInfrastructure Committee
ICInterchangeable Core (locksmithing)
ICImplementation Coordinator
ICIce Crystals
ICInspection Chamber
ICInvested Capital
ICInitial Configuration
ICInstitute or Center (National Library of Medicine grants & funding)
ICInflatable Curtain (Volvo)
ICImpulse Control
ICInterference Cancellation
ICIngénierie des Connaissances
ICInter Change
ICIntegrated Controller
ICIron City
ICIndividual Contributor (employee)
ICImage Controller
ICIntelligent Component
ICInteractive C
ICIndependent Council
ICInterrupt Code
ICIsotopic Composition
ICInformation Campaign
ICInterexchange Carrier
ICInstrument Controller
ICIniciativa per Catalunya
ICInspiratory Capacity
ICInstalled Cost
ICImpossible Creatures (Microsoft game)
ICIntercomputer Communication (US NASA)
ICIndustry Commission
ICIgnition Circuit
ICImport Certificate
ICIntelligent Communications
ICInns of Court (UK)
ICIndustry Committee
ICInductance-Capacitance
ICInequitable Conduct (legal)
ICInternal Calibration
ICInternment Camp
ICInterim Change
ICInside Corner (measuring in construction)
ICIntermediate Course
ICInspection Certificate
ICImum Coeli
ICInterior Communications
ICInnovative Creative (Industrial Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University slogan)
ICInterconnect Line
ICInput Controller
ICIndividual Consideration
ICIntegration Consortium (global body responsible for influencing the integration industry)
ICIntracloud (lightning)
ICIntegration Component
ICIndependent Certifier (various locations)
ICImage Computer
ICIstituto di Cristallografia (Italian: Institute of Crystallography)
ICInduction Cooking
ICIloilo City
ICInstructional Council (Maricopa County, AZ community college system)
ICInstallation Commander
ICIroquois Confederacy (five native american tribes)
ICInscribed Circle
ICIngénieurs et Cadres (French: Engineers and Managers)
ICImmediate Consumption (food and beverage industries)
ICImplementación Conjunta (Spanish)
ICIndifferent Curve (microeconomic theory)
ICInterventional Cardiologist
ICIntegration Contract
ICInitial Capability
ICInspection Committee
ICInvestment Category
ICIntegrity Committee
ICSea Ice Concentration
ICIncrement Count
ICIsrael Center
ICInstant Classics (webcomic)
ICIrate Customer
ICInter-Computer
ICIntegration Committee
ICItalian Cooperation (Rome, Italy)
ICTest The Problem
ICImplementation Conventions
ICIncident Controller
ICIntegration Cycle
ICIntergroup Coordination
ICInterior Cell
ICItinerário Complementar
ICInner Council (Shadowbane gaming)
ICIntrusion Countermeasures
ICIntegration Contractor
ICIndividual Combatant
ICInformacní Centrum (Czech: Information Center)
ICInstallation Coordinator (US Army Europe)
ICIntérêts Communaux (Belgium)
ICInstitute of Charity (religious order)
ICInterpreting Certificate
ICimpaired contractility
ICImaginary Companions
ICInsurgent Camp (America's Army gaming)
ICInhibiting Circuit
ICIndian Airlines Corporation (IATA airline code)
ICImmediate Compress
ICImperial Conflict (online strategy game)
ICInvoice Currency
ICInter-Calibration
ICIntercept Controller
ICIntegrated Contractor
ICInterest Campaign
ICIndicator and Control
ICInterpolate then Calculate
ICInterface Certification
ICIsolation Condenser
ICImperial Crusader (Lineage 2 game armor set)
ICInitialization Capability
ICInterchangeability Code
ICIntegrating Center
ICInclusion Coordinator
ICIrish Concern
ICImperial Creations (gaming design team for Age of Empires)
ICInvited Country
ICInterceptor Command
ICImpairment Combination
ICIntercept Committee
ICImpression Construction
IC(USN Rating) Interior Communications Electrician
ICIntegrated Carbine
ICInternational Crime & Drugs (US Department of State)
ICIntegration/Intercept Control
ICInvasive Cholangiography
References in classic literature ?
Even in this purely imaginary dialogue, Katharine found it difficult to confide her ambition to an imaginary companion.
She has now written a sequence of academic articles on the subject of imaginary companions.
She's also one of the world's leading academic researchers into the widespread phenomenon of the imaginary companion (IC) or the "personified object" - when imaginary life is breathed into a toy such as a teddy bear.
Dr Davis has been building on this research and her new projects will help her investigate what she describes as "the direction of causality" - whether or not the children who create imaginary companion are doing so because they have better mental skills.
The kids with imaginary companions had better conversation skills," Kidd said.
2004, The characteristics and correlates of fantasy in school-age children: imaginary companions, impersonation, and social understanding, Developmental Psychology, 40, no.
2004, Role of imaginary companion in promoting the psychotherapeutic process, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 58, no.
Although preschool girls described imaginary companions more often than their male peers did, that sex disparity vanished by age 7.
In fact, there are striking similarities in behavior between children's imaginary companions and characters in the works of adult fiction writers, according to a study led by Taylor.
The Best China Saucer" demonstrates in a compelling way that the genesis of feminine subjectivity is closely related to object lessons of different kinds: as imaginary companions, things can support the ego and strengthen the self-esteem, but they can also become disciplinary objects and Mamma's little helpers in forming docile feminine subjects.
Being either stronger or weaker than the child, and serving as model or moral authority, imaginary companions are perceived as a transitional phenomenon-a sign indicating a mode of self-reflection and moral judgement that is gradually being internalized thus developing the child's superego and ego ideal (cf.
The imaginary companion thus plays an important part in Nelly's psychological development: in a playful, performative way, she internalizes her mother's moral principles and judgements, thus gradually constituting her own superego while her rebellious instincts are channeled into a kind of hyperbolic, aggressive motherliness.