How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"mini" is from "miniature"
which is from "minium" (red lead - used for small pictures in manuscripts) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.
In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "small" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Until recently teachers driving minibuses were classed as volunteers.|
|The trend for electronic devices to become smaller has led to an increased interest in the problems associated with the miniaturisation of mechanical objects.|