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thumbnail

(thŭm′nāl′)
n.
1. The nail of the thumb.
2. Computers An image of a graphic or document that is reduced in size so that it serves as an icon of a larger image. This allows multiple images to be viewed on a screen simultaneously or to be transmitted more rapidly.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or of the size of a thumbnail.
2. Greatly reduced or limited in scale or scope: a thumbnail sketch; a thumbnail biography.
tr.v. thumb·nailed, thumb·nailing, thumb·nails Computers
To generate a reduced size image of (a graphic or document).
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Recently, a federal appellate court handed Google a solid copyright victory in a case involving its use of full-size and thumbnail images.
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This was the question a federal appeals court in California answered partially in May, when it held that search engine giant Google was not liable for copyright infringement when it linked to a publisher's thumbnail images, despite the publisher's request to refrain from doing so.
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The site includes biographies of 75 artists, thumbnail images of their works, critical reviews, short descriptions of major styles and movements, and a timeline highlighting major cultural and social events of the period.