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mini

noun \ ˈmi-nē \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of mini

plural minis
: something small of its kind: such as
a : minicar
b : miniskirt

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Origin and Etymology of mini

mini-


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mini

adjective

Definition of mini

1 : small in relation to others of the same kind
2 : of short length or duration : brief

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First Known Use of mini

1963


mini-

combining form

Definition of mini-

: smaller or briefer than usual, normal, or standard
  • minicourse
  • minibus

Origin and Etymology of mini-

miniature


MINI Defined for English Language Learners

mini

noun

Definition of mini for English Language Learners

  • : a very short skirt


mini-

combining form

Definition of mini- for English Language Learners

  • : smaller or shorter than usual or normal


MINI Defined for Kids

mini-

prefix

Definition of mini- for Students

: very short or small


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