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mayday Tweet Definition of mayday Like Definition of mayday on Facebook
noun mayday!
  1. An international distress signal used by shipping and aircraft
     
message Tweet Definition of message Like Definition of message on Facebook
noun 
  1. A concept conveyed by symbology.
  2. (rfd-redundant) communications: Information which is sent from a source to a receiver.
  3. (rfd-redundant) An official communication, delivered by a messenger.
  4. (rfv-sense) (Ireland, colloquial, always plural) groceries
verb (messages, messaging, messaged)
  1. (obsolete) To bear as a message.
  2. (communication) To transmit a message, e.g. as text via a cell phone.
The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.
     
Mike Tweet Definition of Mike Like Definition of Mike on Facebook
noun See mike
  1. (defn, English)
proper noun (countable and uncountable; plural Mikes)
  1. (countable) (given name, male), diminutive of Michael.
  2. (uncountable) The letter M in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
     
mobile phone Tweet Definition of mobile phone Like Definition of mobile phone on Facebook
noun 
  1. A portable telephone that connects with the telephone network over radio wave transmission.
     
modulate Tweet Definition of modulate Like Definition of modulate on Facebook
verb (modulat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To regulate, adjust or adapt
  2. (transitive) To change the pitch, intensity or tone of one's voice or of a musical instrument
  3. (transitive) (electronics) to vary the amplitude, frequency or phase of a carrier wave in proportion to the amplitude etc of a source wave (such as speech or music)
  4. (context, intransitive, music) to move from one key or tonality to another, especially by using a chord progression
     
modulator Tweet Definition of modulator Like Definition of modulator on Facebook
noun (Plural: modulators)
  1. A device that modulate, modulates.
     
multiplex Tweet Definition of multiplex Like Definition of multiplex on Facebook
noun (multiplex, es)
  1. a building where several activities occur in multiple units concurrently
  2. hence, a large cinema complex comprising of many (e.g. more than five, and often over ten) movie theatres.
verb (multipexes, multiplexing, multiplexed)
  1. interleave several activities
  2. (computing) a device that combines several electrical signals into a single signal
adjective 
  1. comprising several interleaved parts
     

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