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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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microphone

[ˈmaɪkrəfəʊn] nmicrophone m
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microphone

[ˈmaɪkrəˌfəʊn] nmicrofono
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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.
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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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Hughes, started a new line of development by adapting a Bell telephone into a "microphone," a fantastic little instrument that would detect the noise made by a fly in walking across a table.
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