Definition of Microphone

1. Noun. Device for converting sound waves into electrical energy.




Definition of Microphone

1. n. An instrument for intensifying and making audible very feeble sounds. It produces its effects by the changes of intensity in an electric current, occasioned by the variations in the contact resistance of conducting bodies, especially of imperfect conductors, under the action of acoustic vibrations.

Definition of Microphone

1. Noun. A device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into an amplifier and either recorded or broadcast. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To put one or more microphones on or in. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Microphone

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Microphone

1. An instrument for intensifying and making audible very feeble sounds. It produces its effects by the changes of intensity in an electric current, occasioned by the variations in the contact resistance of conducting bodies, especially of imperfect conductors, under the action of acoustic vibrations. Origin: Micro- + Gr. Sound, voice: cf. F. Microphone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Microphone

micropetrography
microphage
microphages
microphagocyte
microphanerophyte
microphanerophytes
microphase
microphases
microphenocryst
microphenocrystic
microphenocrysts
microphenomena
microphenomenon
microphobia
microphone (current term)
microphone boom
microphoned
microphones
microphonia
microphonic
microphonics
microphoning
microphonoscope
microphonous
microphotograph
microphotographic
microphotographs
microphotography
microphotometer

Literary usage of Microphone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Electrical Review (1878)
"On Tuesday, June 4, Sir Henry demonstrated this use of the microphone in the ... The microphone must not be too sensitive, and the contact of the Sound with ..."

2. Electricity in the Service of Man: A Popular and Practical Treatise on the by Alfred Urbanitzky (1886)
"The microphone.—Before the telephone could be brought to the commercial importance, however, that it has at present, there was still a problem left to be ..."

3. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"The various forms of commercial microphone transmitters will be ... It was not long after the invention of the microphone that many attempts at the ..."

4. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"The microphone can be inserted directly in the antenna, ... Moreover it is not necessary that the microphone be inserted directly in any of these circuits; ..."

5. Electricity in Every-day Life by Edwin James Houston (1905)
"cemented to the centre of the diaphragm, was a microphone. ... The loose contact of the microphone may take a variety of forms. The form first given to it ..."

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