Definitions for MINIˈmɪn i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

min•iˈmɪn i(n.)(pl.)min•is.

  1. a garment with a miniskirt, esp. a dress.

    Category: Clothing

    Ref: miniskirt.

  2. Category: Computers

    Ref: minicomputer.

  3. anything small of its kind.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of mini:

1965–70; independent use of mini -, or by shortening of words with mini - as initial element

mini-

  1. a combining form with the meanings “of a small or reduced size” (minicar; minigun); “limited in scope, intensity, or duration” (miniboom; minicourse); (of clothing) “short, not reaching the knee” (minidress; miniskirt).

    Category: Affix

Origin of mini-:

by shortening of miniature , minimal , or minimum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. miniskirt, mini(adj)

    a very short skirt

  2. mini(adj)

    used of women's clothing; very short with hemline above the knee

    "a mini dress"; "miniskirts"

Wiktionary

  1. mini(Noun)

    A miniskirt.

  2. mini(Noun)

    A minicomputer.

  3. Mini(ProperNoun)

    A model of compact car, originally built by BMC in the United Kingdom, and later by BMW.

  4. Origin: From mini-

Freebase

  1. MINI

    Mini is a British automotive marque owned by BMW which specialises in small cars. Mini originated as a specific vehicle, a small car originally known as the Morris Mini-Minor and the Austin Seven, launched by the British Motor Corporation in 1959, and developed into a brand encompassing a range of small cars, including the Countryman, Moke and Clubman. The original two-door Mini continued in production until 2000. Development of a successor began in 1995 and the new generation car was launched in 2001. The current Mini range includes the Hardtop/Hatch/Convertible, Clubman, Countryman and Coupe/Roadster. The Mini was originally a product of the British Motor Corporation, which in 1966 became part of British Motor Holdings. British Motor Holdings merged with Leyland Motors in 1968 to form British Leyland. Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. In the 1980s, British Leyland was broken-up and in 1988 Rover Group, including Mini, was acquired by British Aerospace. In 1994, Rover Group was acquired by BMW. In 2000, Rover Group was broken up by BMW, with BMW retaining the Mini brand. The Mini Hatch/Hardtop, Clubman, Convertible, Coupe and Roadster are assembled at Plant Oxford in Cowley, United Kingdom, and the Countryman and Paceman are assembled by Magna Steyr in Austria.


Translations for MINI

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mini(adjective)

(or part of a word) small

a mini dictionary; a minibus.

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