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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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In 1971, 318,475 Minis were sold - the highest number in a single year.
3 Last week, the 5,364,075th Mini was manufactured.
Also on show for the first time in Britain will be the Mini Concept that hints at a third Mini model confirmed for production.
6 litre versions of the Mini, the start-of-the-range Mini One, the Mini Cooper and the Mini Cooper S.
To view the nora fleming interchangeable dinnerware collection of serving platters and ceramic mini pieces visit www.
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Cruzer Mini is "plug and play" with PCs and the Macintosh due to USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) compliance when used with Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 9.
With customer service and performance at the forefront of the MINI experience, this is a fantastic achievement.
IT SEEMS the MINI family is constantly growing and enthusiasts now have a wider choice than ever.
The MINI Countryman range will be the fourth member of the MINI family following Hatch, Convertible and Clubman.
Next month thousands of MINI fans from across the world will travel to Silverstone in England to take part in the world's biggest MINI celebration - its 50th birthday party.
23 A total of 14 Minis were used in The Italian Job.