PIN

PIN may be an abbreviation for:

  • Personal identification number, a password used to access an automated teller machine or other secured system
    • Blackberry PIN, an eight character hexadecimal identification number assigned to a BlackBerry device
  • People In Need (disambiguation) (PIN), various NGOs and charities
  • Person In Need of Supervision (PINS), a truant in family court
  • PIN diode (p-type, intrinsic, n-type diode), a type of a semiconductor diode
  • PIN Group, a German courier and postal services company
  • Postal Index Number, used in India, often called a PIN code
  • Posterior interosseous nerve, a nerve in the forearm
  • Progressive inflammatory neuropathy, a type of neuropathy that causes acute paralysis, weakness, and numbness
  • Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, a microscopic lesion in the prostate which is thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer

Famous quotes containing the word pin:

    Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. To “Why am I here?” To uselessness. It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.
    Enid Bagnold (1889–1981)

    Suddenly we have a baby who poops and cries, and we are trying to calm, clean up, and pin things together all at once. Then as fast as we learn to cope—so soon—it is hard to recall why diapers ever seemed so important. The frontiers change, and now perhaps we have a teenager we can’t reach.
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century)

    What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)