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finger

1. 
a. any of the digits of the hand, often excluding the thumb
b. (as modifier): a finger bowl
2. the length or width of a finger used as a unit of measurement
3. a quantity of liquid in a glass, etc., as deep as a finger is wide; tot
4. a projecting machine part, esp one serving as an indicator, guide, or guard

What does it mean when you dream about a finger?

Fingers and thumbs have a rich symbolic association because of the wide variety of meanings in various hand gestures. Thus, we may do everything from thumb a ride, to point an accusatory finger at someone, to point the way. Fingers have other connotations because of certain symbolic rings (e.g., marriage rings) and certain verbal expressions (e.g., “fingering” a guilty person). In Freudian psychology, fingers can be a phallic symbol. The particulars of the gesture in the dream should indicate the meaning.

finger

[′fiŋ·gər]
(anatomy)
Any of the four digits on the hand other than the thumb.
(geology)
The tendency for gas which is displacing liquid hydrocarbons in a heterogeneous reservoir rock system to move forward irregularly (in fingers), rather than on a uniform front.
(petroleum engineering)
A pair or set of bracketlike projections placed at a strategic point in a drill tripod or derrick to keep a number of lengths of drill rods or casing in place when they are standing in the tripod or derrick.

finger

(tool)
A Unix program that displays information about a particular user or all users logged on the system, or a remote system. Finger typically shows full name, last login time, idle time, terminal line, and terminal location (where applicable). It may also display a plan file left by the user (see also Hacking X for Y). Some versions take a "-l" (long) argument which yields more information.

finger

A Unix command widely used on the Internet to find out information about a particular user, such as telephone number, whether currently logged on or the last time logged on. The person being "fingered" must have placed his or her profile on the system. Profiles can be very elaborate either as a method of social introduction or to state particular job responsibilities. Fingering requires entering the full user@domain address.
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The Effects of Finger Rest Positions on Hand Muscle Load and Pinch Force in Simulated Dental Hygiene Work.
Caption: Two 10-round magazines are supplied: one of them with a finger rest for range shooting and the other with a flat baseplate for concealed carry use.
In order to facilitate the adoption of the correct hand posture, finger rests have been refined and made horizontally adjustable for increased comfort and adaptability for left- and right-handedness, as well as user preference.
Unlike the standard Hi-Power, the HP-DA features a finger rest on the forward portion of the triggerguard.
Other Pearce-designed Glock items include color-coded external floor plates and grip enhancing extenders that provide a finger rest without increasing magazine capacity.
The magazines have a finger rest extension, which does add a bit to shooting comfort but also protrudes and could snag on a draw from under clothing.
It featured sculpted finger rests and an elastomer skirt for increased comfort and rapid repositioning.
Next, when your hand moves onto the MPA grip, your thumb naturally glides onto a thumb notch or shelf molded into the top of the grip while the third joint of your trigger finger is fully supported by a molded pad so the first joint of your trigger finger rests directly on the trigger shoe.
For tensioning, I raise the table back up and, after reinserting the Foley catheter and a Sims retractor, I place my finger in the middle of the sling and pull the suprapubic ends of the sling up until my finger rests right under the urethra.
I was near to the end of the lists and thinking that I was looking in the wrong place again when my finger rested on the name 'Holroyd'.
The trigger finger rests gently on the trigger and is operated independently of the rest of the hand.
The pistols have ambidextrous magazine releases and extended magazine bumpers, which double as finger rests. Three magazines are included with each firearm.