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The first step to be taken is to determine the etymological origin of the pin term that we are now going to analyze. Specifically, we have to say that it emanates from English "pin".

Pin It is a term with different meanings. It can be about small ornament wave insignia That turns on clothes. In this sense, pin stands for pin . For example: “My mom gave me a Hello Kitty pin”, “When I was a kid, I always used pins of Disney characters in my coat”, "The journalist wore a red pin to raise public awareness about the importance of the fight against AIDS".

The pin can be fastened with a pin or other similar hook somewhere visible on the clothing, such as a shirt pocket, a lapel or a cap. Typically, the pin reflects some kind of ID of who wears it, demonstrating his adherence to a cause or his taste for certain things.

Within the artistic field, we would have to establish the existence of what is known as pin up. This is a term used to refer to all types of illustration or photography in which a model smiles at the camera or shows in a suggestive attitude. In 1920 it was when they first appeared that type of works that received the aforementioned name because they were hung on walls of rooms and rooms: "pin" to "click" and "up" to "Up."

Currently, these types of illustrations have become fashionable again in which the “pin up girls” that appear are singers, models, actresses, TV presenters…

For the electronics , a pin is a metal pin of a multipolar connector . Each pin, therefore, is a metal contact of a connector . Thanks to the pins, it is possible to connect something without welding, since the pins manage to transmit electricity and information : "Be careful: if you break any pin, you will not be able to connect the printer", “This cable does not work with the stereo: its pins are too wide”.

We cannot forget either that the word we are addressing is used, in the same way, to name various political parties. Thus, for example, in Colombia the PIN is the National Integration Party, founded in 2009 and which has now been called the Citizen Option. Within the extreme right is the one that opts for nationalism and conservatism.

In Costa Rica, the name PIN is also used to refer to the National Integration Party that has not been able to return to its presence in the main executive and legislative bodies of the country since the end of the 1990s.

Another use of pin derives from the acronym PIN : Personal Identification Number . The pin is a personal identification number used by certain electronic devices as a numeric password : "Please tell me your pin so I can send you a message", "I can't enter the system since I don't remember my pin".

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