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thumbnail sketch

1. A small picture that presents a smaller version of a larger image or proposed image. Before fully redesigning the layout of the office, the interior designer provided me with a thumbnail sketch of his initial plans.
2. A short description or preview. Class, each of you will need to submit a thumbnail sketch of your essay topic for my approval.
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a thumbnail sketch

a brief or small picture or description. The manager gave a thumbnail sketch of her plans. The student wrote a thumbnail sketch of his project.
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thumbnail sketch

A brief outline or cursory description, as in Let me give you a thumbnail sketch of the situation. This idiom alludes to drawing a picture no larger than a thumbnail. [Mid-1800s]
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thumbnail sketch

n. a quick and concise description. (One that could be written on someone’s thumbnail.) Let me give you a thumbnail sketch of what happened.
See also: sketch, thumbnail
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These realities, she argues, together with a host of Canadian critics such as Barbara Godard, Smaro Kamboureli, Arun Mukherjee, and Charles Taylor among others, may best be thumbnailed today by the question of what constitutes Canadianness.
Frank La Rue of the Centro de Accion Legal en Derechos Humanos (CALDH), thumbnailed the strategy, saying, "We must turn indifference to indignation, and indignation to action.
The Minnesota Historical Resources Database(51) has over 75,000 images, many urban, all thumbnailed and searchable.
Load each thumbnail in separate server thread or request, to guard against a whole page hanging if a particular asset on it is corrupt or cannot be thumbnailed.
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Digital Artists/Video Editing: With PIP functionality, a digital artist or video editor can be hard at work while at the same time monitoring up to three other thumbnailed displays