\ ˈmīk How to pronounce mic (audio) \

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Definition of MIC (Entry 3 of 3)

methyl isocyanate

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Lizzo’s performance then inspired Elba to take the mic. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Lizzo Sang Happy Birthday to Donatella Versace at the Top of the Standard Met Gala After-Party," 7 May 2019 Then Kelly took over the mic, walking through the crowd and eventually hitting a bit of a snag. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Kelly Clarkson Both Trolled Herself and Proved She's a Musical Legend at the Billboard Music Awards 2019," 2 May 2019 The duo ended the song by, once again, getting up close and personal and sharing a mic. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "OMG Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes Just Kissed on Stage While Performing “Señorita” In Toronto," 9 Sep. 2019 The performance began with Cabello singing the song a cappella, before Mendes -- who had already performed once on his own earlier in the night -- joined her at a second mic with an acoustic guitar. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, "Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Ooze Chemistry During Debut Performance Of 'Senorita' at VMAs: Watch," 26 Aug. 2019 That, in Ballard’s mind, was Frank Reich dropping the mic, erasing any doubt as to who should’ve been his first choice all along. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "The backup, the pastor, the coach: Frank Reich's road to the Colts," 16 Feb. 2018 Guests can tour the education center facilities, observe or sample a class, grab the mic in Broadway Karaoke, meet the teaching artists, win prizes, and enjoy activities and light refreshments. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, "12 things to do with the kids this weekend: Aug. 22 - 25," 21 Aug. 2019 In other words: Mute your mics, only play with friends. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Nintendo's Reportedly Fixing Those Broken Joy-Cons for Free," 26 July 2019 At Stonewall this year, on the exact anniversary of the riots, a black trans woman grabbed the mic during a drag performance to call out the murders and police mistreatment of trans women of color. Katelyn Burns, Vox, "The LGBTQ civil rights fight is far from over," 17 July 2019

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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.

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Medical Definition of MIC

1 methyl isocyanate
2 minimal inhibitory concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration

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