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See also: Appendix:Variations of "mac"
- IPA(key): /mæk/
- Homophones: mack, Mack
See macc for details.
Mac (plural Macs)
- (person): John
- (Irish and Scottish patronymic surnames) son of.
Mac (plural Macs)
- A diminutive of the male given name Max.
- (US, Canada) A diminutive for a person with a surname that starts with "Mac" or "Mc".
- Synonym: Macca (UK and Australia)
The surname prefix is often stressed, even when spelled as Mc-, and the pronunciation of names must be learned individually.
Informal diminutive of Macintosh, later adopted by Apple as a trademark.
Mac (plural Macs)
- A Macintosh computer (made by Apple Inc.).
- 1987, InfoWorld, volume 9, number 37, page 46:
- Although our Macs served us well, in those early, dark years Macintosh users were effectively excommunicated by the computer establishment.
- 1991, “Breaking Communications Barriers”, in Compute!, v 13, n 9, pp 28–31:
- Built by Matthew Weed, a blind political science and history major, and Victor Grigorieff, a computer science and psychology major, the system is based on a Macintosh IIfx, although it can run on earlier models, since each Mac program has a similar interface.
- 1993, “The New Microprocessors Powerchips” in Popular Science, v 243, n 1, p 58:
- Apple, IBM, and Motorola have teamed up to produce this 32-bit chip that will be used in future Apple Macintoshes and IBM PCs. PowerPC systems will run Mac or Unix programs, and possibly Windows software in the future.
- 1993, “The Newest Appliance” in U.S. News & World Report, v 115, n 21, p 90:
- If you invest the time to learn one Windows or Mac program, you'll automatically have mastered the basic skills to use hundreds of others.
- 2007, “Uninspiring Vista”, in Technology Review, v 110, n 1, pp 72–4:
- As this shift accelerates, finding software that works with a particular operating system will be less of a concern. People will be able to base decisions about which OS to use strictly on merit, and on personal preference. For me, if the choice is between struggling to configure every feature and being able to boot up and get to work, at long last I choose the Mac.
- 2008, Glenn Derene, “Mac VS. PC”, in Popular Mechanics, volume 185, number 5, page 86:
- Oddly, the big difference didn't come in our user ratings, where we expected the famously friendly Mac interface to shine.
Apple's popular commercials have painted the picture in stark terms: There are two types of people, Mac people and PC people.
- PC, personal computer, home computer, desktop computer, personal workstation, graphic workstation, graphics workstation
Mac m (genitive singular Mhic)
- Alternative letter-case form of mac (“son”) used in surnames.
- Forms with the definite article are not found.
- The form Mac usually triggers no mutation, but some surnames show lenition of a following consonant.
- The form Mhic triggers lenition of a following consonant, although c and g are often unlenited here.
Declension of Mac
Bare forms (no plural of this noun)
Forms with the definite article:
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
- Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977), “Mac”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
From English March, from Middle English March(e), from Anglo-Norman Marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius, from earlier Mavors.
Mac (Jawi spelling مچ)
- Maret (Indonesia)
- English 1-syllable words
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- English countable proper nouns
- English given names
- English male given names
- English diminutives of male given names
- Canadian English
- English terms with quotations
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- en:Apple Inc.
- Irish terms with IPA pronunciation
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- Irish nouns
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- Malaysian Malay
- Bruneian Malay
- ms:Gregorian calendar months