how to pronounce mac


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the above transcription of mac is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

mac is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of mac in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… of it even like in my mac can I see it I …”

meanings of mac


  1. Used to address a man whose name is unknown.
  2. Initialism of mandatory access control.
  3. Initialism of media access control: that 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.
  4. Initialism of Migration Authorisation Code.
  5. A Macintosh computer (made by Apple Inc.).
  6. Clipping of macaroni.
  7. 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.
  8. Initialism of mid-air collision.
  9. Initialism of message authentication code.
  10. 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 a single cycle. Used extensively in implementations of digital filters, transforms and codecs.
  11. Clipping of mackintosh (“a raincoat").
  12. Initialism of membrane attack complex, a part of the complement system of the innate immune system.
  13. Initialism of merchant aircraft carrier.
  14. Initialism of mean aerodynamic chord.
  15. Initialism of magnetic accelerator cannon.


  1. McMaster University.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Max.
  3. Acronym of Military Armament Corporation.
  4. Acronym of Military Airlift Command, formerly, one of three former divisions of the US airforce, the others being SAC and TAC.


  1. Son of.

mac frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word mac occurs in english on average 22 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics mac can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that mac can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

4) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to mac


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