microphone


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mi·cro·phone

 (mī′krə-fōn′)
n.
An instrument that converts sound waves into an electric current, usually fed into an amplifier, a recorder, or a broadcast transmitter.

mi′cro·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.

microphone

(ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn)
n
(Electronics) a device used in sound-reproduction systems for converting sound into electrical energy, usually by means of a ribbon or diaphragm set into motion by the sound waves. The vibrations are converted into the equivalent audio-frequency electric currents. Informal name: mike See also carbon microphone Compare loudspeaker

mi•cro•phone

(ˈmaɪ krəˌfoʊn)

n.
an instrument capable of transforming sound waves into changes in electric currents or voltage, used in recording or transmitting sound.
[1875–80; micro-, in sense “enlarging” + -phone]
mi`cro•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microphone - device for converting sound waves into electrical energymicrophone - device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
bug - a small hidden microphone; for listening secretly
capacitor microphone, condenser microphone - microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves
crystal microphone - a microphone in which sound waves vibrate a piezoelectric crystal that generates a varying voltage
directional microphone - a microphone that is designed to receive sound from a particular direction
electro-acoustic transducer - a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
spike mike - a contact microphone for listening through walls
Translations
مذياعمِكروفونميكروفونمَيكْرُوفُوُن
mikrofon
mikrofon
mikrofoni
mikrofon
mikrofon
hljóînemi
マイクロホン
마이크
mikrofonas
mikrofons
mikrofón
mikrofon
mikrofon
ไมโครโฟน
micrô

microphone

[ˈmaɪkrəfəʊn] Nmicrófono m

microphone

[ˈmaɪkrəfəʊn] nmicrophone m

microphone

[ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn] nmicrofono

microphone

(ˈmaikrəfəun) noun
(abbreviation mike (maik) ) an electronic instrument for picking up sound waves to be broadcast, recorded or amplified as in radio, the telephone, a tape-recorder etc. Speak into the microphone.

microphone

مَيكْرُوفُوُن mikrofon mikrofon Mikrofon μικρόφωνο micrófono mikrofoni microphone mikrofon microfono マイクロホン 마이크 microfoon mikrofon mikrofon microfone микрофон mikrofon ไมโครโฟน mikrofon micrô 麦克风
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