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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)
References in classic literature ?
The whole code of her laws may be written on the thumbnail, or the signet of a ring.
Tom took no notice of her, but took, instead, two or three hard peas out of his pocket, and shot them with his thumbnail against the window, vaguely at first, but presently with the distinct aim of hitting a superannuated blue-bottle which was exposing its imbecility in the spring sunshine, clearly against the views of Nature, who had provided Tom and the peas for the speedy destruction of this weak individual.
Here come two hundred as tight lads as ever twirled a shaft over their thumbnails.
This in turn draws the viewers eye to the subject again, and makes the subject of the thumbnail pop out even more.
The program extracts a wall of thumbnail images representing all scenes in each video.
It's called the International Thumbnail Mineral Collectors Association (ITMCA), and they have established a dedicated new website at www.
The suit claims that Google's use of thumbnail versions of Perfect 10's images infringes on their copyrights.
It shows website preview as thumbnail images, thus speeding up access to and the visualization of information about interact sites in the registry of favourite pages or the browsing history.
As you discovered, they can be erased; the only consequence would be a slight delay in generating the thumbnail image.
It shows website preview as thumbnail images, thus speeding up access to and the visualization of information about internet sites in the registry of favourite pages or the browsing history.
A click on each thumbnail will retrieve a page that contains a full-sized version of the chart and additional information about the data and findings.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has researched a new solution to the problem of PDA user authentication: Picture Password, a mechanism that allows users to choose a sequence of thumbnail images as a password.