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Finger vs. Interdigitation

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Fingernoun

(anatomy) A slender jointed extremity of the human hand, (often) exclusive of the thumb.

‘Humans have two hands and ten fingers. Each hand has one thumb and four fingers.’;

Interdigitationnoun

An interlinking that resembles the fingers of two hands being locked together.

Fingernoun

(zoology) Similar or similar-looking extremities in other animals, particularly:

Interdigitationnoun

The state of interdigitating; interdigital space.

Fingernoun

The lower, smaller segment of an arthropod claw.

Fingernoun

One of the supporting structures of wings in birds, bats, etc. evolved from earlier toes or fingers.

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Fingernoun

One of the slender bony structures before the pectoral fins of gurnards and sea robins (Triglidae).

Fingernoun

Something similar in shape to the human finger, particularly:

Fingernoun

(cuisine) Finger-shaped pieces of food.

‘chocolate fingers; fish fingers; cheese fingers’;

Fingernoun

(chemistry) A tube extending from a sealed system, or sometimes into one in the case of a cold finger.

Fingernoun

(D. purpurea).

Fingernoun

Something similarly extending, (especially) from a larger body, particularly:

‘a finger of land; a finger of smoke’;

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Fingernoun

(botany) Various protruding plant structures, as a banana from its hand.

Fingernoun

A lobe of the liver.

Fingernoun

(historical) The teeth parallel to the blade of a scythe, fitted to a wooden frame called a crade.

Fingernoun

The projections of a reaper or mower which similarly separate the stalks for cutting.

Fingernoun

(nautical) nodot=a: a shorter, narrower pier projecting from a larger dock.

Fingernoun

(aviation) nodot=a: the narrow elevated walkway connecting a plane to an airport.

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Fingernoun

Something similar in function or agency to the human finger, (usually) with regard to touching, grasping, or pointing.

Fingernoun

(obsolete) nodot=a, the part of a clock pointing to the hour, minute, or second.

Fingernoun

A policeman or prison guard.

Fingernoun

An informer to the police, (especially) one who identifies a criminal during a lineup.

Fingernoun

A criminal who scouts for prospective victims and targets or who performs reconnaissance before a crime.

Fingernoun

(figurative) That which points; an indicator, as of guilt, blame, or suspicion.

‘The finger of suspicion pointed clearly at the hotel manager.’;

Fingernoun

(units of measure) Various units of measure based or notionally based on the adult human finger, particularly

Fingernoun

(historical) nodot=a: former units of measure notionally based on its width but variously standardized, (especially) the English digit of 16{{nbsp}}foot (about 1.9{{nbsp}}cm).

Fingernoun

(historical) A unit of length notionally based on the length of an adult human's middle finger, standardized as 4½{{nbsp}}inches (11.43{{nbsp}}cm).

Fingernoun

(historical) nodot=a: 12 the observed diameter of the sun or moon, (especially) with regard to eclipses.

Fingernoun

An informal measure of alcohol based on its height in a given glass compared to the width of the pourer's fingers while holding it.

‘Gimme three fingers of bourbon.’;

Fingernoun

(fashion) A part of a glove intended to cover a finger.

Fingernoun

Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.

Fingernoun

Someone skilled in the use of their fingers, (especially) a pickpocket.

Fingernoun

A person.

Fingernoun

(especially in the phrase 'give someone the finger') An obscene or insulting gesture made by raising one's middle finger towards someone with the palm of one's hand facing inwards.

Fingerverb

(transitive) To identify or point out. Also put the finger on. To report to or identify for the authorities, rat on, rat out, squeal on, tattle on, turn in.

Fingerverb

(transitive) To poke, probe, feel, or fondle with a finger or fingers.

Fingerverb

(transitive) To use the fingers to penetrate and sexually stimulate one's own or another person's vagina or anus; to fingerbang

Fingerverb

To use specified finger positions in producing notes on a musical instrument.

Fingerverb

To provide instructions in written music as to which fingers are to be used to produce particular notes or passages.

Fingerverb

To query (a user's status) using the Finger protocol.

Fingerverb

(obsolete) To steal; to purloin.

Fingerverb

To execute, as any delicate work.

Fingernoun

One of the five terminating members of the hand; a digit; esp., one of the four extremities of the hand, other than the thumb.

Fingernoun

Anything that does the work of a finger; as, the pointer of a clock, watch, or other registering machine;

Fingernoun

The breadth of a finger, or the fourth part of the hand; a measure of nearly an inch; also, the length of finger, a measure in domestic use in the United States, of about four and a half inches or one eighth of a yard.

‘A piece of steel three fingers thick.’;

Fingernoun

Skill in the use of the fingers, as in playing upon a musical instrument.

‘She has a good finger.’;

Fingerverb

To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with.

‘Let the papers lie;You would be fingering them to anger me.’;

Fingerverb

To touch lightly; to toy with.

Fingerverb

To perform on an instrument of music.

Fingerverb

To take thievishly; to pilfer; to purloin.

Fingerverb

To execute, as any delicate work.

Fingerverb

To use the fingers in playing on an instrument.

Fingernoun

any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb);

‘her fingers were long and thin’;

Fingernoun

the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

Fingernoun

the part of a glove that provides a covering for one of the fingers

Fingerverb

feel or handle with the fingers;

‘finger the binding of the book’;

Fingerverb

examine by touch;

‘Feel this soft cloth!’; ‘The customer fingered the sweater’;

Fingerverb

search for on the computer;

‘I fingered my boss and found that he is not logged on in the afternoons’;

Fingerverb

indicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments

Finger

A finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. Normally humans have five digits, the bones of which are termed phalanges, on each hand, although some people have more or fewer than five due to congenital disorders such as polydactyly or oligodactyly, or accidental or intentional amputations.

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