\ˈmīk \

Definition of mic 

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Definition of MIC (Entry 3 of 3)

methyl isocyanate

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Foxx's time spent on stage felt more like an embarrassing dad on the mic at a family reunion rather than an entertaining performance like Tiffany Haddish delivered as a host at the MTV Movie & TV Awards. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "BET Awards Recap: From Jamie Foxx's Dad Jokes To Meek Mill's XXXTentacion Hoodie," 25 June 2018 If Rihanna was the president of the affair, Diddy may have been vice president, many guests paying him their respects, with the D.J. shouting him out several times, playing a number of his songs, and at one point handing him the mic. Josh Duboff, Vanities, "Rihanna’s Met Ball After-Party Draws Emma Stone, the Hadids, and an Impromptu Jaden Smith Performance," 8 May 2018 The celebration included a daylong open house, with mementos and opportunities for former student disc jockeys to get back on the mic. Jesse Wright, chicagotribune.com, "Former DJs, managers help celebrate 50 years of high school radio station WLTL," 22 Apr. 2018 But then the stands are swept away and the actors, who are all wearing body mics, start doing complex choreography. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Terrence Mann Kills It As 'Sweeney Todd' At CT Rep," 26 June 2018 Another student has just named the Columbine students again when the Rev. Derrick Mercer takes the mic. Claire Mcneill, miamiherald, "This student became a paraplegic in FSU shooting. He fights to exist, to graduate. | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018 After choking up while giving a postgame farewell speech on the mic, O'Connor did something else highly uncharacteristic: The coach made a beeline for the stands and went down the line shaking hands and signing autographs. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "James O'Connor is leaving LouCity but his legacy will last forever," 1 July 2018 But don’t worry – Alexa won’t be replacing Jeff Van Gundy on the mic anytime soon. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Amazon’s Alexa Has A Clear Favorite – and Some Savage Analysis – for the NBA Finals," 3 June 2018 That arrangement briefly backfired when Saban was caught on a hot mic remarking that third-string quarterback Mac Jones was throwing the ball downfield more effectively than Hurts was. SI.com, "Behind the Scenes with Alabama Football," 4 May 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.

Source: Investing Answers

Medical Definition of MIC 

1 methyl isocyanate

2 minimal inhibitory concentration; minimum inhibitory concentration

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