thumbnail
I. noun Date: 1604 1. the nail of the thumb 2. a miniature computer graphic sometimes hyperlinked to a full-size version II. adjective Date: 1852 concise, brief <
a thumbnail sketch
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  • Thumbnail —   [dt. Daumennagel], im Internet die Miniaturansicht (in »Daumennagelgröße«) einer Grafik mit kleinem Dateiumfang. Ein Thumbnail verringert die Download Zeit der Seite und zeigt dem Betrachter, was ihn erwartet, wenn er das große Originalbild… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • thumbnail — (n.) c.1600, from THUMB (Cf. thumb) (n.) + NAIL (Cf. nail) (n.). Meaning drawing or sketch of a small size (though usually not lierally the size of a thumbnail) is from 1852 …   Etymology dictionary

  • thumbnail — ► NOUN 1) the nail of the thumb. 2) (before another noun ) brief or concise: a thumbnail sketch …   English terms dictionary

  • thumbnail — [thum′nāl΄] n. the nail of the thumb adj. very small, brief, or concise [a thumbnail sketch] …   English World dictionary

  • thumbnail — (izg. tàmnejl) m DEFINICIJA inform. umanjena slika ili fotografija radi bržeg pregleda građe; sličica ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • thumbnail — [adj] condensed abbreviated, abridged, brief, compact, concise, contracted, curtailed, epigrammatic, short, short and sweet*, succinct, summary, to the point, truncated; concept 773 …   New thesaurus

  • Thumbnail — Thumbnails are reduced size versions of pictures, used to help in recognizing and organizing them, serving the same role for images as a normal text index does for words. In the age of digital images, visual search engines and image organizing… …   Wikipedia

  • thumbnail — I UK [ˈθʌmˌneɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms thumbnail : singular thumbnail plural thumbnails 1) the nail on your thumb 2) computing a small picture of something shown on a computer screen, especially on a page of a website II UK [ˈθʌmˌneɪl] …   English dictionary

  • thumbnail — thumb|nail1 [ˈθʌmneıl] adj thumbnail sketch/portrait a short description that gives only the main facts about a person, thing, or event ▪ a thumbnail sketch of recent political events in America thumbnail 2 thumbnail2 n 1.) the nail on your thumb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thumbnail — thumb|nail1 [ θʌm,neıl ] noun count the nail on your thumb thumbnail thumb|nail 2 [ θʌm,neıl ] adjective providing only the main facts, not the details: a thumbnail sketch (=a short general description): The article gives a thumbnail sketch of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thumbnail — /thum nayl /, n. 1. the nail of the thumb. 2. anything quite small or brief, as a small drawing or short essay. 3. Print. a small, rough dummy. 4. Also called porkchop. Journ., Print. a half column portrait in a newspaper. adj. 5. quite small or… …   Universalium

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