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[tahy-nee] /ˈtaɪ ni/
adjective, tinier, tiniest.
very small; minute; wee.
Origin of tiny
late Middle English
1590-1600; late Middle English tine very small (< ?) + -y1
Related forms
tinily, adverb
tininess, noun
little, diminutive, teeny. Unabridged
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adjective tinier, tiniest
very small; minute
Derived Forms
tinily, adverb
tininess, noun
Word Origin
C16 tine, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for tiny

c.1400, tyne "very small," perhaps from tine.

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tiny in Technology

1. A language which provides concurrency through message-passing to named message queues.
2. A tool written by Michael Wolfe at Oregon Graduate Institute of Science &amp; Technology for examining array data dependence algorithms and program transformations for scientific computations.
Extended Tiny was used to implement the Omega test. Michael Wolfe has also made extensions to his version of tiny.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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