[min-ee, min-ee-ey; French mee-nyey] /ˈmɪn i, ˈmɪn iˌeɪ; French miˈnyeɪ/
a conical bullet with a hollow base that expanded when fired, used in the 19th century.
/ˈmɪnɪˌeɪ; French miɲe/
a conical rifle bullet, used in the 19th century, manufactured with a hollow base designed to expand when fired to fit the rifling
kind of rifle bullet, 1853, named for its inventor, French army officer Claude-Étienne Minié (1814-1879), who designed it 1847-8.
[min-uh-fahy] /ˈmɪn əˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), minified, minifying. 1. to makeless. 2. to minimize. /ˈmɪnɪˌfaɪ/ verb -fies, -fying, -fied 1. (transitive) (rare) to minimize or lessen the size or importance of (something)
storage 5.25-inch vanilla floppy disks, as opposed to 3.5-inch or microfloppies and the now-obsolescent 8-inch variety. At one time, this term was a trademark of Shugart Associates for their SA-400 minifloppy drive. Nobody paid any attention. See stiffy. (1996-05-03)
[min-ee-guhn] /ˈmɪn iˌgʌn/ noun 1. a U.S. aircraft machine gun consisting of a rotating cluster of six barrels using 7.62mm ammunition and capable of variable rates of fire of up to 6000 rounds per minute.
1. Mineral Engineer.