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thumb·nail

 (thŭm′nāl′)
n.
1. The nail of the thumb.
2. Computers An image of a graphic or document that is reduced in size so that it serves as an icon of a larger image. This allows multiple images to be viewed on a screen simultaneously or to be transmitted more rapidly.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or of the size of a thumbnail.
2. Greatly reduced or limited in scale or scope: a thumbnail sketch; a thumbnail biography.
tr.v. thumb·nailed, thumb·nail·ing, thumb·nails Computers
To generate a reduced size image of (a graphic or document).

thumbnail

(ˈθʌmˌneɪl)
n
1. (Anatomy) the nail of the thumb
2. (modifier) concise and brief: a thumbnail sketch.
3. (Computer Science) computing a small image which can be expanded

thumb•nail

(ˈθʌmˌneɪl)

n.
1. the nail of the thumb.
2. anything quite small or brief, as a biographical sketch.
adj.
3. brief and concise: a thumbnail description of Corsica.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thumbnail - the nail of the thumbthumbnail - the nail of the thumb    
pollex, thumb - the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
fingernail - the nail at the end of a finger

thumbnail

adjective brief, short, concise, quick, compact, succinct, pithy thumbnail guides and all the tips on top destination
Translations

thumbnail

[ˈθʌmneɪl]
A. Nuña f del pulgar
B. CPD thumbnail sketch Npequeño m esbozo

thumbnail

[ˈθʌmneɪl] nongle m du poucethumbnail sketch ncroquis m

thumbnail

[ˈθʌmneɪl] nunghia del pollice

thumbnail

n. uña del pulgar.

thumbnail

n uña del pulgar (de la mano)
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Provides document based functionality by extending the shortcut menu to include viewing, printing, converting and thumbnailing.