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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 MINI City, a unique stand that portrays the different characteristics of MINI, is another great activation that we have brought to Qatar, which further reinforces our position as the undisputed MINI specialists in the region," said Ihab Allam, general manager
With this extension of the model range there are four versions of each of the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman with optional ALL4 in future.
SCHEME Lloyd Newcastle MINI above, and brand manager Kevin Johnson, left
MINI dealerships display MINI (MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S), MINI Cooper Convertible and MINI Cooper S Countryman which are available in six-speed automatic transmission with powerful and efficient petrol variants.
MINI Servicing Trainer undertakes the complete range of MINI Service work using MINI qualified technicians using only genuine MINI parts.
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.
6 The Mini launched with the words "The only car that stands out is the Mini".
When changes are made they do not take effect until the next time the Mini crawls the site.
Pleated minis, layering, trucker hats, adorable pearl belts and pins on just about everything.
Dana, 35, of Roath Park, Cardiff, has been mad about Minis for more than 10 years and is one of the numerous members of Cardiff Mini Club and has been ever since it was set up in August 1995.