One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly Psychology. Of or relating to the human race or species as a whole. Also as noun (with the). Now rare.
2Linguistics. Of, relating to, or based on a phylum of languages.
1940s; earliest use found in Thomas Burrow (1909–1986), orientalist. From phylum + -ic.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.