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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A microphone.
  • transitive v. To supply with or transmit through a microphone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A microphone.
  • v. To microphone; to place one or more microphones (mikes) on.
  • v. To measure using a micrometer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A microphone, the device for converting sound waves into electrical energy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. device for converting sound waves into electrical energy

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  • "Mike" dates to the 1920s, according to the OED, while "mic" dates to the 1960s. Most dictionaries consider "mic" a variant. Yet Wordnik's stats show a recent explosion in its use. Why? "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band" both spell it "mic."

    August 21, 2009