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thumbnailnoun [C]

us   /ˈθʌmˌneɪl/
  • thumbnail noun [C] (ON FINGER)

the nail on the thumb
  • thumbnail noun [C] (SMALL PICTURE)

a small copy of a larger picture on a computer, shown in this way to allow more to be seen on the screen: You can choose whether you would like to view your photos as thumbnails or in a slide show. thumbnail images

thumbnailadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈθʌmˌneɪl/
shorter or smaller than the usual length or size: a thumbnail profile of the author He gave a thumbnail sketch (= a short description) of life in Moscow in the 1960s.
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Translations of “thumbnail”
in Chinese (Simplified) 手指, 拇指甲…
in Chinese (Traditional) 手指, 拇指甲…
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