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:

    It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men: divided into mere segments of men—broken into small fragments and crumbs of life, so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin or the head of a nail.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis, which is to say, a nothingness. Here and now is what we must contend with.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    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)