\ ˈmīk How to pronounce mic (audio) \

Definition of mic

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Definition of Mic (Entry 2 of 3)



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Definition of MIC (Entry 3 of 3)

methyl isocyanate

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Otherwise, the Bolt is all about its noise-canceling microphones, which should provide better voice pick-up than the mic on your phone. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Anker's Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to your car's 12V socket, even with an iPhone," 17 Apr. 2019 Braun was given the mic during the Trump-Pence Elkhart visit and addressed the crowd. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Mike Pence's tax talk: 4 things he'll likely say in Indianapolis based on similar events," 18 May 2018 Press it and an LED turns red, indicating that the camera and mics are off. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Things Come Apart: Facebook Portal+," 24 Mar. 2019 Other improvements for 2019 include up-firing speakers and dual far-field mics. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Lenovo's ThinkPad T490 emphasizes display improvements in 2019 refresh," 24 Feb. 2019 All the mic and volume controls on the headset itself are in the right spots as well. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life," 4 Dec. 2018 However, to be compatible with a voice control feature, the device would need to have a microphone, and Google had never made mention of a mic embedded in the device. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Google Calls Hidden Microphone in Its Nest Home Security Devices an 'Error'," 21 Feb. 2019 Grande strutted out onto the stage, paused for a quick makeout sesh with Davidson, then grabbed the mic and began performing several songs off her new album. Andrea Park, Glamour, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Really Love Making Out in Public," 21 Aug. 2018 Cardi B, of course, but DJ Snake has been runnin' the trap up the charts before the history-making MC even touched a mic. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Cardi B Confirms DJ Snake Collaboration For Producer's New Album: Watch," 10 July 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.

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Medical Definition of MIC

1 methyl isocyanate
2 minimal inhibitory concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration

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