\ˈmīk \

Definition of mic 

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Definition of MIC (Entry 3 of 3)

methyl isocyanate

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Meredith Carey, Laura Redman, and Mark Ellwood will be trading off the lead mic going forward. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Travelogue Podcast: Things You Should Never, Ever Do on a Road Trip," 3 Nov. 2018 But Duran’s work doesn’t stop at joking around behind the mic in the morning. Gillian Telling, PEOPLE.com, "Elvis Duran Is Inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame," 24 Apr. 2018 At this point, a veritable brouhaha is taking place behind the mic. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Remember When They Announced the Wrong Best Picture Winner at Last Year's Oscars?," 3 Mar. 2018 Met with immediate applause from the audience, the singer took to the mic to deliver an impassioned performance. Henry Youtt, Billboard, "Transgender Singer Brody Ray Delivers Emotional 'America's Got Talent' Performance: Watch," 27 June 2018 One is thoroughly modern—without the mics and video-screen closeups, for instance, much of his act would be impossible. John Anderson, WSJ, "‘Derren Brown: Miracle’ Review: Deception on the Stage and Under the Steeple," 21 June 2018 For something completely different, check out Gaysi Family, a women-run organization that hosts edgy comedy and variety open-mic nights called Dirty Talk. Jeff Roy, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Mumbai's Diverse LGBTQ+ Arts Scene," 13 June 2018 That means up to 13% of homes have at least one Wi-Fi camera and mic. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Buying a home? Sellers may use cameras, microphones to spy on house hunters," 30 Apr. 2018 On stage at a genetics conference Thursday, 16-month-old Sebastina Manuel tried to snag the mic out of her mom’s hand. Paul Sisson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Genetic sequencing helps Fallbrook toddler defy odds," 27 Apr. 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of MIC

What It Is

A market identifier code (MIC) is a four-letter or digit abbreviation that represents a specific stock market.

How It Works

MICs always begins with the letter "X," followed by a combination of three additional letters and/or numbers. A MIC appears in the details for securities trades and indicates the market in which the trade occurred. For example, XNYS is the market identifier code for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Why It Matters

MICs are a standardized system of market identification recognized in multiple markets. Worldwide efforts to implement efficient straight-through processing (STP) for securities trades rely heavily on MICs.

Source: Investing Answers

Medical Definition of MIC 

1 methyl isocyanate

2 minimal inhibitory concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration

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