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Origin of mi

First recorded in 1520–30; see origin at gamut


  1. Michigan (approved especially for use with zip code).
  2. minimally invasive; minimal invasive.
  3. myocardial infarction.


  1. mile; miles.Also mi
  2. mill; mills.


  1. Military Intelligence.
  2. Mounted Infantry.
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Contemporary Examples of mi

Historical Examples of mi

  • I was only gaein to tell ye aboot the places it min't me o'!

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • In addition to being a great painter, Mi Fei was a great calligraphist.

    Chinese Painters

    Raphael Petrucci

  • The little present, or the Christmas-box (mi Aguinaldo) is of no mean worth.

  • "We are starting down our Spring street, Mi Primavera," he said.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

  • "Mi Primavera," My Springtime, how well her father's pet name suited her!

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for mi



  1. music (in tonic sol-fa) the third degree of any major scale; mediant

Word Origin for mi

C16: see gamut


abbreviation for
  1. Michigan
  2. Military Intelligence


abbreviation for
  1. mile
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mi in Medicine


  1. myocardial infarction
  2. mitral insufficiency
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mi in Science


  1. Abbreviation of mile
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