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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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On the other hand, mothers and family members intensely interfered to prevent infants from placing their fingers in their mouths to discourage finger sucking.
An interesting finding of the present study was the relationship between the habit of finger sucking during infancy and nail biting, cheek/lip biting, object biting, and tooth grinding during adolescence.
In this respect, finger sucking during infancy appears to be a potential predictor of the occurrence of other DOH during adolescence.
Although thumb/finger sucking can be relatively innocuous prior to the age of 5, chronic finger sucking may lead to problems such as negative peer evaluation (Friman, McPherson, Warzak, & Evans, 1993), digital deformities (Rankin, Jabaley, Blair, & Fraser, 1988), dental malocclusion (Friman, 1987) and herpetic whitlow (Weisman & Troncal, 1991).
Although various behavioral interventions have been investigated for the treatment of finger sucking (Adesso & Norberg, 2001), an electronic device recently developed by Rapp, Miltenberger, and Long (1998) shows great promise.
This feature is appealing because finger sucking and hair pulling usually are maintained by automatic reinforcement and occur when the individual is alone.
Although the AED has been an effective intervention for finger sucking with 3 children, replication is needed to demonstrate its effectiveness with children who differ in age, level of motivation, and intellectual ability.
Open bite can also occur from the interaction of thumb and finger sucking, lip and tongue habits, airway obstruction, and skeletal growth abnormalities.
But they should be discouraged from thumb and finger sucking by offering rewards.