Pronunciation: (min'ē), [key]
2. a minicomputer.
3. anything of a small, reduced, or miniature size.
of the length of a miniskirt.
a combining form with the meanings “of a small or reduced size in comparison with others of its kind” (minicalculator; minicar; minigun); “limited in scope, intensity, or duration” (miniboom; minicourse; minirecession); (of clothing) “short, not reaching the knee” (minidress; miniskirt).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.