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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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El fingere tschirnhausiano es tambien una propiedad del intelecto en cuanto facultad cognoscitiva distinta de la imaginacion, y cuya funcion es concipere sub forma actionis (28).
On the one hand, Abelard admits that Heloise is not "truly" (vere) penitent; on the other, he concludes his rendering of her complaint with the comment, "for one who tells the truth (dicit verum) there is no strain in telling...." Given the context, the "one who tells the truth" without making any effort at "feigning" (fingere falsa) seems to be Heloise.
The word figure, from the Latin figura or Old Latin fingere, literally means "to form." In Derrida's anti-essentialist critique of the Platonic Idea as idol, or a kind of "Wise Guide" for the human eye/I, he suggests that forms are unavoidably sedimented with the real, which can never be real in the way that many Western philosophers assume.
"fiction," from the Latin fingere, meaning an attempt to
I do not have time to go into this relationship between author and narrator here, but it is historically very interesting and has been given too little attention in narrative study.) Author's metalepses therefore foreground the nature of the narrative as fictio, the narrator's invention (from the Latin: fingere) of the story.
Fiction can be traced to the Latin verb fingere, to form or mold (see Lausberg 220, para.
Fingere namque componere dicimus, unde et compositores luti figulos vocamus." ["He rebuked the denseness of their understanding; he opened the mysteries of holy scripture which were about him, and yet because he was still a stranger from belief in their hearts, he made up a story that he would travel further.
The "TdIE" (1): Comments on "fingere." I begin with what I call Spinoza's doxastic concept of possibility.
[3] This manner, or mode, inheres not simply in Zwingli's trope, but also in a second concept of being inherent in the verb to be itself, one tha t is rather "fictive" (from fingere: "to form, make; to conceive, imagine") than substantive.
Mater abest, digitis legem quae ponat, et ori, Et cogat tremulo murmure pauca loqui, Osculaque aridulis non continuanda labellis Carpere, quae juret barbara, quisquis amat, Et celare faces, et amici obtexere nomen, Multaque quae solers fingere discit Amor.
Now I'm thinking specifically of terms surrounding the "art" of the novel: "fiction" coming from the Latin fingere, "to touch"; "story" from historia which originally meant "wisdom"; "narrative" from narus, meaning "knowing." Did these things--touching, a search for wisdom, knowing--bear on the process as it unfolded for you?
This is because the master tropes, indeed their very names in Latin and Greek, kept reminding poets, rhetoricians, and scientists of the semiotic offices of figurality or rhetoricality themselves: the roots fingere, fictio, figura all connote the imaginary shaping or fitting of linguistic entities as if they were contoured objects.