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:

    Maybe we were the blind mechanics of disaster, but you don’t pin the guilt on the scientists that easily. You might as well pin it on M motherhood.... Every man who ever worked on this thing told you what would happen. The scientists signed petition after petition, but nobody listened. There was a choice. It was build the bombs and use them, or risk that the United States and the Soviet Union and the rest of us would find some way to go on living.
    John Paxton (1911–1985)

    A man is a beggar who only lives to the useful, and, however he may serve as a pin or rivet in the social machine, cannot be said to have arrived at self-possession.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)