\ 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 Tap or click for five Echo security settings to check now, including how to turn the mic off quickly. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2021 Karen's good friend Macy Gray takes the mic when the party kicks off. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 6 Nov. 2021 Then Shirley takes the mic and the atmosphere becomes more like that of the Bowery Ballroom than most shows at theaters like the Joyce, but also more like a powwow. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Doug handed the mic to his wife, Siam’elwit, who described how federal law intrudes upon Native families and communities. Nick Martin, The New Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 Just north of Houston, Ginger Russell took a turn at the mic in July at a Conroe ISD school board meeting. Edward Mckinley, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Oct. 2021 There is also a monthly open-mic night, where writers can take a deep, cleansing breath and read their pieces to the group. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2021 Marlys Davidson, the Los Alamitos Unified school board president, can be heard uttering a swear word into the mic after Roupoli finished speaking. Naomi Ludlow, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 In addition to the richer sound, a new six-mic array adds extra recording points to capture more detail. Hunter Fenollol, Popular Mechanics, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of mic


1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Mic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mic. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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Medical Definition of MIC

1 methyl isocyanate
2 minimal inhibitory concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration


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