Definition of mini in English:



  • attributive Denoting a miniature version of something.

    ‘a bouquet of mini carnations’
    • ‘They staged a series of mini protests, each time stopping traffic for about five minutes.’
    • ‘She had dark blonde hair, and was like a mini version of Kiri, which was rather strange.’
    • ‘Couldn't we reduce this mini war of words to an exaggerated example of tomayto/ tomahto?’
    • ‘The system can sometimes be used to help people with partial dentures, with just a couple of mini implants to hold the small set of false teeth in place.’
    • ‘His shooting style was thought of as conservative, yet he boldly installed 152 mini cameras on the D-Day landing craft.’
    • ‘I now have a mini version of the Grand Canyon on my finger.’
    • ‘Why try to make them into mini versions of yourself, with their mini-me haircuts and their mini-me clothes?’
    • ‘It includes a floor mattress, miniature bottle of baby oil and a mini hand towel.’
    • ‘Your service is so independent, you even get your own, private mini army - the Marine Corps.’
    • ‘In jeans and bodywarmer, she is a perfect little mini version of her mother.’
    • ‘Construction of mini cinema halls, probably the best way to ensure exhibition of serious films, should get priority.’
    • ‘For the version with an added insert, baste mini piping to the lower edge of the insert, matching the raw edges.’
    • ‘There, smaller children can enjoy the thrills on this mini version and maybe even look after their less adventurous parents as well!’
    • ‘A number of ladies are walking for charity in the Dublin ladies mini marathon on bank holiday Monday, June 6.’
    • ‘The company's new mini version of the iPod and longer battery life for its products make its brand as sought after as ever.’
    • ‘The shop keepers have to turn back many teenagers who come expecting to find mini music systems, cameras and electric razors.’
    • ‘She raised a huge amount of money for cancer research by selling daffodils and more importantly completing two mini marathons.’
    • ‘No one was ever seen, but the high gates and security cameras of this mini Beverly Hills-sur-Mer invited gossip.’
    • ‘Pack a touch-up kit containing mini versions of your favourite cosmetic products.’
    • ‘Not the display case where you can buy fake nose rings and baby tees and mini glowsticks to roll around on your tongue.’
    small-scale, scaled-down
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1960s: abbreviation.