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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 ?
Here come two hundred as tight lads as ever twirled a shaft over their thumbnails. Hark to the dogs, how lustily they sing!"
'A thumbnail's space of garden would hold the treasure I bury, master,' said Riah.
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.
StreamScope XM Verifier gives Pearl TV stations a comprehensive view of the ATSC 3.0 service, allowing them to verify a wide range of ATSC 3.0 quality-assurance metrics -- including video, metadata, STLTP, ROUTE/MMTP, IP routes, and RF -- via easy-to-digest video thumbnails that simplify quality assurance.
Page two was for thumbnails. Students were told they had to do at least four thumbnail sketches to get their ideas down on paper before they moved on to the rough draft.
Summary: California [United States], June 29 (ANI): YouTube's latest experiment of auto-generating video thumbnails did not go well with creators who took to social media to express their ire.
In the words of the court, "The plain language of the Copyright Act calls for no more." The court also noted that in the Perfect 10 case, in order for the user to view the full-size images (as opposed to the thumbnails), he or she had to take an active step to click on the thumbnail and be taken to the remote server to view the actual image.
It has addressed many shapes rendering issues including missing SmartArt, charts, improper table text, missing text effects, on shapes in exported PDF and slide thumbnails have been rectified in this release.
Click on the thumbnails to access larger versions of the images, and to view the full-sized image.
Also, label and object thumbnails can speed the print process and reduce the occurrence of mislabeling by providing verification of labels.
Thumbnails must accurately represent what's in the video and stand out among all the others on the YouTube platform.