Pronunciation Noun

mic (plural mics)

  1. Alternative form of mike#English|mike (“microphone”)
    • 1987, Eric B. & Rakim, I Know You Got Soul
      Picture a mic, the stage is empty
      A beat like this might tempt me
      To pose, show my rings and my fat gold chain
      Grab the mic like I'm on Soul Train

mic (mics, present participle micing; past and past participle miced)

  1. Alternative form of mike#English|mike
    If we add the drum kit, we'll have to mic the orchestra.



  1. (chemistry) Abbreviation of methylisocyanate#English|methylisocyanate.
  2. Initialism of minor in consumption of alcohol
  3. (military) Initialism of Military-Industrial Complex
  4. (microbiology, pharmacology) Initialism of minimum inhibitory concentration
Proper noun
  1. (geography) Abbreviation of Michoacán#English|Michoacán, A state of Mexico
  2. (computing, Microsoft) Initialism of Microsoft Innovation Center
  3. (computing) Initialism of Message Integrity Check A technology that is employed to prevent an attacker from capturing data packets, altering them and resending them. The MIC provides a strong mathematical function in which the receiver and the transmitter each compute and then compare the MIC. If it does not match, the data is assumed to have been tampered with and the packet is dropped.

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