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Mac, Mc, or M' [Irish,=son], element in names derived from Irish and Scottish Gaelic patronymics. In most of these names the second element was a forename (e.g., Macdonald, in various spellings). Other names included titles or epithets (e.g., McIntosh [son of the chief]). Notions that some forms of the prefix are more typically Scottish or Irish are fallacious. Some of the names, however, have typical local distribution; thus, McLeod is Hebridean, McSweeney is especially Irish. See O; name.

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Mac

Mac / mak/ • n. inf. a form of address for a man whose name is unknown to the speaker.

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mac / mak/ (also mack) • n. inf., chiefly Brit. a mackintosh.

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Mac

Mac Short for Macintosh. See Apple Computer Inc.

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MAC
1. A project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology to introduce the first practical multiaccess system. The name is an acronym derived from machine-aided cognition (expressing the broad project objective) and multiple-access computer (describing its major tool). The system incorporated not only a new approach to operating systems, but also introduced novel forms of highly interactive compilers and of terminals. See also MULTICS.

2. Abbrev. for mandatory access control.

3. See MAC layer.

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macaback, alack, attack, back, black, brack, clack, claque, crack, Dirac, drack, flack, flak, hack, jack, Kazakh, knack, lack, lakh, mac, mach, Nagorno-Karabakh, pack, pitchblack, plaque, quack, rack, sac, sack, shack, shellac, slack, smack, snack, stack, tach, tack, thwack, track, vac, wack, whack, wrack, yak, Zack •cardiac • zodiac •haemophiliac (US hemophiliac), necrophiliac, sacroiliac •umiak •bibliomaniac, dipsomaniac, egomaniac, kleptomaniac, maniac, megalomaniac, monomaniac, nymphomaniac, pyromaniac •insomniac • celeriac • Syriac •hypochondriac • Mauriac • theriac •amnesiac •aphrodisiac, Dionysiac •Dayak, kayak •Kerouac • bivouac

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MAc

MAc Master of Accountancy

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