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Etymology 1 n. (context computing English) A data file containing computer animations. Etymology 2

n. (context informal English) A French policeman.

FLIC (file format)

The FLIC file formats most known in the extension .FLI and .FLC, used to store animation files. It is similar to animated GIF. The FLIC animation format was originally developed by Autodesk for use with Autodesk Animator (FLI) and Autodesk Animator Pro (FLC).


FLIC may refer to:

  • FLIC (file format), an extension for the FLIC animation file format
  • Fluorescence interference contrast microscopy, a optical technique for axial resolution in the nanometer regime

Usage examples of "flic".

First he had thought he was going to puke, then he thought he might die, then he had found himself inside one of those kaleidoscopes, then they spent forever squatting on the bed and staring at each other to the tune of some kind of sci-fi flic music, during all of which the treacherous schlong which had gotten him into this mess in the first place remained limp as the proverbial wet noodle.

Not the flics, not Interpol, not the entire French Army, or the English, or the Americans, or the Israelis!

The flics and French soldiers around us weren't just tired and shell-shocked, they looked afraid.

My men can hardly move without falling over a nest of flics or SDT spies -that, as I'm sure you know, is the latest of the French Secret Services.

He hated the flics, the Paris police, with whom he had, more than once, exchanged fisticuffs and clubbings.

And I hadn't gone a whole lot farther before a whole squad of Lizard flics came in and grabbed Pierre and the Lizard customer, too.