\ ˈmīk \

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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As many fans pointed out, Offset turned up to literally steal the spotlight while Cardi was on stage; after some heated exchanges off-mic, Cardi B had both Offset and his over-the-top arrangements removed. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Offset Begs Cardi B to Take Him Back— By Crashing Her Concert," 16 Dec. 2018 When the mics pick up a noise that matches the signature sound of a gunshot, the ShotSpotter system triangulates a location and sends the recording and associated information to a human being who decides whether the sound was, in fact, a gunshot. Dan Rosenbaum, Ars Technica, "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things," 7 Dec. 2018 Speak up in meetings, volunteer to give toasts or step up to the mic to ask a question at a conference. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "How to Overcome Your Terror of Making an Off-the-Cuff Speech," 3 Dec. 2018 However, the good ones, like Kristen here, will light up with the boom mic and PA ready to film. Danny Murphy, Marie Claire, "9 Dramatic 'Vanderpump Rules' Moments Nobody Can Ever Forget," 3 Dec. 2018 Ariana strutted out onto the stage, paused for a quick make out session with Pete, then grabbed the mic and began performing several of the songs off her new album. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Kept Their VMAs 2018 PDA Going at a "Sweetener" Session," 21 Aug. 2018 If a driver doesn’t have a Bluetooth-capable car or device, using an earbud with a mic on it (like the ones that come with most phones) is a good workaround. Doug Turnbull, ajc, "Gridlock Guy: What the new Hands-Free Georgia Act bans and allows," 3 June 2018 Because of Kat, a movement in our state of Rhode Island has been created, one dedicated to passing the mic to youth organizers, trans people, and marginalized candidates. Nika Lomazzo, Teen Vogue, "What It's Like to Help Your Best Friend Win an Election," 12 Nov. 2018 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

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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micaceous iron ore

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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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to gather or build up little by little

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