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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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Since the miniskirt has been around for 40 years, there's no doubt it will be able to make it through another decade or two.
London, Oct 26 (ANI): The mayor of Castellammare di Stabia, south of Naples, Italy, has ordered police in the beach town to fine women who wear "very short" miniskirts or who show too much cleavage.
Earlier she opted for a white ripped denim miniskirt and cropped T-shirt, before slipping into elegant evening wear.
THERE may not be much of it, but the miniskirt has been voted our favourite fashion item ever.
Pamela Anderson didn't disappoint her fans with a tight black leather miniskirt and stretchy boob tube - but even she looked overdressed next to singer Ashanti, who gave onlookers an eyeful every time the breeze rustled her flimsy pink chiffon dress.
The actress and singer flaunted her ample curves in a miniskirt and shirt combo that could have graced any screen siren of Hollywood's golden era.
AS a symbol of rebellion, the miniskirt has more going for it than a Che Guevara T-shirt.