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1. A moderate-sized computer that can serve many users in a department, or one dedicated to a complex computational function such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging; smaller and slower than a mainframe, more complex and powerful than a personal computer.
2. A miniature nerve potential occurring when a single neurotransmitter vesicle's contents are released.
[It. miniatura, decoration of manuscripts, fr. L. minium, red lead]


Abbreviation for:
Mental Illness Needs Index

mini international neuropsychiatric interview



A screening test to identify the possible presence of serious psychiatric illness in people, but esp. among prison inmates. The tests consists of 120 questions designed to identify 17 psychiatric disorders and is available in more than 40 languages.
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The 2015 Mini Cooper S is an exciting small sedan with the efficiency and style that is miles ahead of the competition.
REAR OF THE YEAR Mini looks gorgeous in black; POCKET ROCKET Twin exhaust hint at huge power; RED DEVIL Retro feel interior with leather seats; SPEED DEMON Massive speedo in centre of dash; COOPER S EXPRESS Now you can get a John Cooper Works package for your Mini Cooper S to increase to power from 175bhp to 189bhp; BADGE OF HONOUR John Cooper Works logos; BLING BLING Mini Cooper has huge 18" alloys
The Mini Cooper S is an absolute joy to drive around town.
With 163 bhp, Sports Suspension Plus and a brand new six-speed gearbox, Mini Cooper S aims to do what Mini One and Mini Cooper have already achieved and set a new benchmark amongst its rivals.
The Mini Cooper S landed in fourth place despite brilliant dynamics and styling.
The Mini Cooper S, costing pounds 15,995, will reach 62 mph in 7.
The most powerful, production Mini ever, the Mini GP - a Mini Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP kit - will be seen for the first time in public in Britain at ExCel.
The MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit was announced last October, and only 444 UK motorists were given the chance to own one from next month.
A Pepper White-coloured MINI Cooper S Convertible is going to a buyer in Australia.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible will make its UK debut, along with the other soft top MINIs and refreshed hard top models at Motor Show Live in Birmingham at the end of May.
Overall, the new Mini is an excellent package and the line-up is set to get even better with the supercharged Mini Cooper S - a car immortalised in the famous '60s movie The Italian Job - due to go on sale this month.
THE 21st century successor to the British-built Mini Cooper S, immortalised in the film The Italian Job, will be unveiled at next week's Tokyo Motor Show, it was announced this week.