mica

noun
mi·​ca | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce mica (audio) \

Definition of mica

: any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

Other Words from mica

micaceous \ mī-​ˈkā-​shəs How to pronounce mica (audio) \ adjective

Examples of mica in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Granite is a siliceous stone composed primarily of silicates, such as quartz, feldspar, and mica. Caitlin Sole, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Aug. 2022 Polestar has partnered with software company Circulor, which uses blockchain technology to track where Polestar sources cobalt and mica, two key minerals used in electric-car batteries. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 27 Apr. 2022 Also inspired by Styles's love of pearls, the Pearlescent Illuminating Serum ($30) is a moisturizing serum that contains vitamin b5, antioxidants, amino acids, and mica to give skin a sparkly glow. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Nov. 2021 And both Coty and L'Oréal are founding members of the Responsible Mica Initiative for eradicating child labor in India's mica mines by 2022. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 26 Oct. 2021 Bauxite is a complex mix of the minerals gibbsite, boehmite, and diaspore, formed as less stable minerals like feldspar and mica react with water. David Bressan, Forbes, 4 July 2021 The living and dining area opens to the kitchen, updated with stainless appliances, breakfast bar, and granite counters with mica highlights. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Apr. 2021 The top side is made from 80% mica nylon and 20% PE cool fabric. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 Mar. 2021 In Casey’s pictures, earthy figures fuse with each other and with nature, while accents of glitter, silver leaf and mica flakes provide an otherworldly sheen. Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of mica

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mica

New Latin, from Latin, grain, crumb; perhaps akin to Greek mikros small

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Last Updated

16 Aug 2022

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“Mica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mica. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for mica

mica

noun
mi·​ca | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce mica (audio) \

Kids Definition of mica

: a mineral that easily breaks into very thin transparent sheets

mica

noun
mi·​ca | \ ˈmī-kə How to pronounce mica (audio) \

Medical Definition of mica

: any of various colored or transparent mineral silicates crystallizing in monoclinic forms that readily separate into very thin leaves

Other Words from mica

micaceous \ mī-​ˈkā-​shəs How to pronounce mica (audio) \ adjective

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