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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/
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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