mica


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mi·ca

(mī'kă)
A silicate mineral with almost perfect cleavage that occurs in thin laminated scales. It is used in paints and as an insulator in high-voltage equipment. Because of its heat resistance, it is used instead of glass in windows for stoves and kerosene heaters.
[L. mico, to shine]

mica

(mī′kă) [L. mica, morsel, crumb]
A mineral composed of various silicates of metals. It occurs in thin, laminated scales.
micaceous (mī-kā′shŭs), adjective
References in periodicals archive ?
Likely product specifications and marketability of quartz, feldspar and mica at the Piedmont deposit are supported by the results of the 2018 bulk sampling and metallurgical test work program.
Therefore, RMI's second program pillar focuses on empowering and supporting the communities that supply the mica workforce.
They're using sharp knives and walking around in bare feet at the caves where mica is mined, which could be really dangerous for them.
Hoi's memo recognizes "the hardships to those who were admitted but not supported for their success." When discussing the college's institutional plan for change, Hoi cited MICA's multi-faceted plan that came from the 2015-17 pan-College Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Globalization.
In 2012 Mica moved back to Manila, where she got to open for Jennifer Lopez's Dance Again World Tour and first-ever concert in Manila.
"I will work hard and do my best." Paula Metcalfe, a gymnastics coach at Middlesbrough College's Gymworld, added: "All of us at Middlesbrough College are rooting for Sean, Caroline, and Mica in Abu Dhabi.
The Terre des Hommes and RMI programs will provide additional means of livelihood, quality education and health care in 100 villages throughout the mica mining region in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
One of these coating systems in which their clean mica is incorporated is Garage Floor Coating's new Bagari Stone Effects.
Research shows just 1% of Mica mixed into agrregate reduces its strength by 5%.
Coun Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health at the city council, said Mica will make a big difference in inspiring people to try something new and live healthier lifestyles.
Mica, originally ofChopwell, Gateshead, said: "Its [This Girl Can] universal appeal means that anyone can take part no matter what their physical condition.