\ ˈmīk How to pronounce mic (audio) \

Definition of mic

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Definition of Mic (Entry 2 of 3)


Definition of MIC (Entry 3 of 3)

methyl isocyanate

Examples of mic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Chappelle grabs his mic in a slick blue suit, smoking. Andy Hoglund, EW.com, "Saturday Night Live recap: Dave Chappelle hosts post-election episode," 8 Nov. 2020 As the song reaches a fever pitch, Monáe turns the mic over to a sermon from Dr. Sean McMillan, and the pastor lays out how none of the ideas listed above represent his version of America. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "10 Songs by LGBTQ Artists to Listen to on Election Day: Janelle Monáe, Halsey & More," 3 Nov. 2020 Later, Rivera took the mic a second time despite Olson saying his time was done. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Despite resident protests and a petition, Franklin's plan commission OK'd Strauss' proposed expansion in the city," 9 Oct. 2020 But games, utilities like flashlights and many other apps don't need access to your camera or mic. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "The new trick to know when your phone’s camera or mic is being used," 8 Oct. 2020 Assuming the moderator is able to cut the mic if someone interrupts, viewers don't hear the disruptor, but the men on stage still will. Brian Stelter, CNN, "Failure of imagination: Why Trump can still shock the media," 1 Oct. 2020 How your mic connects to your computer is also important. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Started in Podcasting," 29 Oct. 2020 Biden's mic, an hour into the debate, had yet to be cut. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Trump's mic briefly cut off at final presidential debate," 22 Oct. 2020 To enforce this rule, the candidate who does not have the floor will have his mic muted. Nicole Sganga, CBS News, "Commission on Presidential Debates says it will mute mics during parts of final debate," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of mic


1961, in the meaning defined above

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18 Nov 2020

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“Mic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mic. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of MIC

1 methyl isocyanate
2 minimal inhibitory concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration

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