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  1. (international standards) ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Nicaragua.
    Synonym: NI (alpha-2)
  2. (international standards, historical) ISO 4217 currency code for the former second Nicaraguan córdoba; a currency used from 1988 to 1990.
  3. (international standards, obsolete) Former ISO 4217 currency code for the former first Nicaraguan córdoba; a currency used from 1912 to 1988.

Usage notes[edit]

The currency code for the Nicaraguan córdoba was not amended when the second córdoba replaced the first córdoba.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Acronym of Nursing Interventions Classification.


NIC (plural NICs)

  1. (networking) Acronym of network interface card (or controller): used to interface a computer to a network.
  2. (Internet) Acronym of Network Information Center.
  3. (UK, finance) Acronym of national insurance contribution.
    • 2021 October 27, Heather Stewart, “Johnsonism wins budget battle but will Sunakism win the war?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Despite propelling the tax burden to its highest peacetime level – through a combination of next April’s national insurance contributions (NICs) increase and a sharp rise in corporation tax due to take effect in 2023 – the chancellor painted himself as the champion of low taxes.