IPA: mˈæk

Root Word: Mac


  • (US, informal) Used to address a man whose name is unknown.
  • A diminutive of the male given name Max.
  • (US, Canada) A diminutive for a person with a surname that starts with "Mac" or "Mc".
  • A Macintosh computer (made by Apple Inc.).
  • (informal) McMaster University
  • (Singapore, slang) McDonald's
  • Clipping of mackintosh (“a raincoat”). [A waterproof long coat made of rubberized cloth.]
  • (Canada, US, slang) Clipping of macaroni. [(uncountable) A type of pasta in the form of short tubes; sometimes loosely, pasta in general.]
  • (US military) Acronym of Military Airlift Command, formerly, one of three former divisions of the US airforce, the others being SAC and TAC.
  • Acronym of Military Armament Corporation.
  • (UN) Initialism of Military Armistice Commission.
  • (chemistry) Initialism of maximum allowable concentration, the maximum concentration of a pollutant which is considered harmless to healthy adults during their working hours, assuming they breathe uncontaminated air at all other times.
  • (computer security) Initialism of mandatory access control.
  • (networking) Initialism of media access control: the portion of Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless, Bluetooth, FDDI, ATM, and Fibre Channel networks that controls which hardware devices have access to the media over which signals are sent.
  • (aviation) Initialism of mean aerodynamic chord.
  • (aviation) Initialism of mid-air collision.
  • (cryptography) Initialism of message authentication code.
  • (military, nautical, aviation, historical) Initialism of merchant aircraft carrier.
  • (science fiction) Initialism of magnetic accelerator cannon.
  • (UK, telecommunications) Initialism of Migration Authorisation Code.
  • (immunology) Initialism of membrane attack complex, a part of the complement system of the innate immune system. [(immunology) A structure, typically formed on the surface of a pathogen cell membrane as a result of the activation of the host's complement system, creating transmembrane channels that disrupt the cell membrane, leading to cell lysis and death.]
  • (computing) Initialism of multiply and accumulate, a hardware module found in digital signal processors which performs a multiplication and adds the result of that operation to an accumulator in the same cycle, used extensively in implementations of digital filters, transforms, and codecs.
  • (microbiology) Initialism of Mycobacterium avium complex.
  • (anesthesiology) Initialism of minimum alveolar concentration.
  • (anesthesiology) Initialism of monitored anesthesia care.

Examples of "mac" in Sentences

  • Bic Macs are hardly sacrosanct here in the US.
  • I am a Mac person and the program is on a Mac.
  • An image of a Mac looks like an image of a Mac.
  • Does the current version of the page render fine on the mac
  • Mac grabs the head and lifts it off the body with a splotch.
  • However, the Mac only mindset is well entrenched in the industry.
  • September 26th, 2009 at 7: 02 am mac is creepy but cool veralten
  • I send in mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and chicken noodle soup.
  • A wristwatch was the first wait cursor in early versions of Mac OS.
  • Like many of the doctors, Mac often attacks his pomposity and superiority.
  • Custom enclosure designs shove 160 Mac minis into a single rackmount tower.
  • In Celtic mythology, Maine mac Darthacht was the son of Perdition, or night.
  • The photo clearly shows the mac is still the right way up – the screen has not been rotated.
  • However, no matter how much I try for replacements, productivity software on the mac is woeful.
  • Programs don't generally spread themselves out in mac like they are forced to do in windows gmerin
  • If the Mac settings have been changed to get the screen the right way up, how comes the entire mac is the right way up in the photo?
  • He is asking you to commit several felonies for 25k. another btw - what you described as a mac virus is actually more traditionally aligned with a worm.
  • Hahahahaha, well put Jerry. jerry seinfeld the mac is the barack obama of computers. there, i said it. oh, and i own a mac. cuz it makes me feel good without really doing anything, less guilty, and slightly superior to those who don't.
  • I'm sorry but most of the recommendations won't make a single difference to performance other than making start up a teeny weeny bit quicker, but then the whole point of a mac is that you never need to restart or shutdown other than for a software update.
  • I used GrandPerspective for the hard disk image to find those elusive giant ISOs ... and I use Cocktail for maintenance scripts instead of Onyx, and AppZapper for uninstalling ... however, functionality wise, my mac is still good, the only degradations being a rapid filling up of the hard drive and dramatic loss of 3% of my battery's life thanks to all that torrenting ... skorned

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