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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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Lloyd Newcastle MINI has four dedicated Motability specialists: Lori Bensley, Neil Nicholson, Stuart Carter and MINI brand manager, Kevin Johnson.
MINI Countryman prices range from pounds 16,340-pounds 24,430 on the road.
The extra space and ALL4 MINI break new ground in the brand's 51 year heritage.
The third and fourth races of the popular MINI CHALLENGE Clubsport series will take place as the contestants burn rubber around the world famous circuit.
34 The Rover group, which made Minis, was sold to BMW in 1994.
They are perfect for my wife and daughter who are both tiny, but Helen and Phillip also grew up with Minis in the driveway and Phillip has since been featured in Miniworld magazine with a car he made over.
If you laid all the Minis ever made end to end, they would stretch from London to Sydney, Australia.
36 The original press tools are now so worn that workers joke new Minis are 25 per cent bigger.
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.
A BMW spokeswoman said: "There has been a lot of interest in a Mini convertible and now it is going ahead.
A total of 4,874 MINI Coopers were sold as part of the used car programme, MINI Cherished.
Trevor Houghton-Berry, general manager for MINI UK said: "We're pleased the deal has been done and are looking forward to adding another chapter to the MINI story.