Definitions

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  • prefix Denotes a smaller than usual version of an item.
  • prefix With the hemline well above the knee.

Etymologies

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Shortened from miniature, ultimately from Latin minimus (small).

Examples

  • If mini- and micro-cars aren't exactly a burgeoning segment, though, they are an upscale segment, and increasingly so.

    Safest 2010 Small Cars

  • As you progress—on the road to mini-Mr. or-Ms. Universe status—it is increasingly important to vary your routine.

    The Source

  • As you progress—on the road to mini-Mr. or-Ms. Universe status—it is increasingly important to vary your routine.

    The Source

  • Among other things, the company reacted badly to Japanese competition and the advent of mini- and microcomputers, which radically changed the computer industry in the early 1980s.

    Beyond the Bottom Line

  • Among other things, the company reacted badly to Japanese competition and the advent of mini- and microcomputers, which radically changed the computer industry in the early 1980s.

    Beyond the Bottom Line

  • "I have a feeling we're going to have to make some arrests tonight," said Lt. Joseph Bologna, commander of the South Street mini- station.

    PhillyDeals

  • And a week after calling Sanzenbacher a mini- Wes Welker,'' on the show, Cutler complimented the wide receiver making the preseason impact Roy Williams was supposed to make.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Over lunch at the Royal Academy's new restaurant, Gayford takes an iPhone out of his jacket and presents a dazzling mini- assortment of Hockney drawings: flowers drooping from a vase, skies shifting at sunset.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • North Korea rejected the findings of an international panel that said in May last year a torpedo from a North Korean mini- submarine sank the Cheonan warship near the nations' disputed western maritime border.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • The premiership is comprised of three mini- leagues, within which there is competition but outside of which there are chasms.

    The Guardian World News

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