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thumbnail

noun thumb·nail \ ˈthəm-ˌnāl , -ˈnāl \
Updated on: 8 Jan 2018

Definition of thumbnail

1 : the nail of the thumb
2 : a miniature computer graphic sometimes hyperlinked to a full-size version

Examples of thumbnail in a Sentence

  1. You can see a larger version of the picture by clicking on the thumbnail.

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First Known Use of thumbnail

1604


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thumbnail

adjective

Definition of thumbnail

: concise, brief
  • a thumbnail sketch

Examples of thumbnail in a Sentence

  1. a thumbnail outline of the plot of the novel

First Known Use of thumbnail

1852



THUMBNAIL Defined for English Language Learners

thumbnail

noun

Definition of thumbnail for English Language Learners

  • : the hard covering at the end of a thumb : the fingernail of a thumb

  • computers : a very small copy of a larger picture on a computer


thumbnail

adjective

Definition of thumbnail for English Language Learners

  • : very short or brief



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