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thumbnail

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noun thumb·nail \ˈthəm-ˌnāl, -ˈnāl\

Definition of thumbnail

  1. 1 :  the nail of the thumb

  2. 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.

1604

First Known Use of thumbnail

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thumbnail

adjective thumb·nail

Definition of thumbnail

  1. :  concise, brief <a thumbnail sketch>



THUMBNAIL Defined for English Language Learners

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thumbnail

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noun thumb·nail \ˈthəm-ˌnāl, -ˈnāl\

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


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thumbnail

adjective thumb·nail

Definition of thumbnail for English Language Learners

  • : very short or brief



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