Definitions

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

  • n. Slang Used as a form of address for a man whose name is unknown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Used to address a man whose name is unknown.
  • son of.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Max.
  • n. A Macintosh computer (made by Apple Computer), or its operating system.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Shortened form of Macintosh, a brand name for a personal computer.

Etymologies

From Mac-, a common prefix in Scottish and Irish surnames.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Informal diminutive of Macintosh, later adopted by Apple as a trademark. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • When I save an old Word 2004 file (done on my mac with Mac word 2004) my Mac Word 2008 wants to change it to a. docx file.

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  • If you want to use a menu as a list but also want it to work in netscape on the mac and pc then this is your bet (oh IEx also and Linux) color: #ffffff;/* Set colour to background for NS4 on Mac 9 bug */

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  • The PC and MAc games includes PC games and Mac games and excludes online games such as casual games, massively multi player online role play games

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  • Apple updates Mac mini and iMac - The second major product announcement from the folks at Apple this week is an update to its iMac® and Mac® mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac.

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  • CUPERTINO, California-March 3, 2009-Apple® today announced updates to its iMac® and Mac® mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac that is priced more affordably than ever before and a Mac mini with powerful new integrated graphics.

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  • But in the new mac pro, when I swith on or shut down the Mac, the Lacie its shut down. (of course, if I push the switch button blue, swith on or shut down the Lacie dispositives)

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  • CUPERTINO, California-March 11, 2009-Apple® recently announced updates to its iMac® and Mac® mini desktop lines, including a 24-inch iMac that is priced more affordably than ever before and a Mac mini with powerful new integrated graphics.

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  • I bought my MAC to start writing software for iPhones and Mac, but after seeing how poorly they are presently treating their customers, I have to wonder if anybody will be left by the time I master xCode.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 8/PRNewswire-FirstCall/- Apple® today unveiled Mac OS® X Snow Leopard ™, an even more powerful and refined version of the world's most advanced operating system and the foundation for future Mac® innovation.

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