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"thumbnail" in British English

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thumbnailnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθʌm.neɪl/

thumbnail noun [C] (FINGER)

the ​nail on the ​thumb

thumbnail noun [C] (PICTURE)

a ​smallpicture of an ​image or ​page on a ​computerscreen
(Definition of thumbnail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thumbnail" in American English

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thumbnailnoun [C]

 us   /ˈθʌmˌneɪl/

thumbnail noun [C] (ON FINGER)

the ​nail on the ​thumb

thumbnail noun [C] (SMALL PICTURE)

a ​smallcopy of a ​largerpicture on a ​computer, ​shown in this way to ​allow more to be ​seen on the ​screen: You can ​choose whether you would like to ​viewyourphotos as thumbnails or in a ​slide show. thumbnail ​images

thumbnailadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈθʌmˌneɪl/

thumbnail adjective [not gradable] (SMALL)

shorter or ​smaller than the ​usuallength or ​size: a thumbnail ​profile of the ​author He gave a thumbnail ​sketch (= a ​shortdescription) of ​life in Moscow in the 1960s.
(Definition of thumbnail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thumbnail”
in Chinese (Simplified) 手指, 拇指甲…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手指, 拇指甲…
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