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Pronunciation: (thum'nāl"), [key]
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.
quite small or brief; concise: a thumbnail description of Corsica.

v.t.
to make a thumbnail sketch or description of.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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