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Encyclopedia > Index finger
Index finger
Human hand with index finger extended
Artery radial artery of index finger
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The second digit of a human hand is also referred to as the index finger, pointer finger, forefinger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, or digitus II. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Section of an artery For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... The radialis indicis artery (radial artery of index finger) is a branch of the radial artery that provides blood to the index finger. ... Elseviers logo. ... Digit may refer to: A finger or a toe Numerical digit, as used in mathematics or computer science Digit (unit), an ancient meterological unit Digit (magazine), an Indian information technology magazine This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ...

It is located between the first and third digits - that is, between the thumb and the middle finger. It is usually the most dextrous and sensitive finger of the hand, though not the longest. A lone index finger often is used to represent the number 1, or when held up or moved side to side (finger-wagging), it can be an admonitory gesture. With the hand held palm out, it represents the letter d in the American Sign Language alphabet. In sports, it can also represent victory, as some championship-winning teams raise their index finger while posing for a championship team photo. For other uses, see Thumb (disambiguation). ... This article is about the vulgar gesture. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Number (disambiguation). ... This article is about the number one. ... The American Sign Language Alphabet is a manual alphabet that augments the vocabulary of American Sign Language when spelling individual letters of a word is the preferred or only option, such as with proper names or the titles of works. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... Look up Victory in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ...

Studies have also found that a smaller index finger compared with the ring finger indicates a better athlete.[1] Men are 2.5 times more likely than women to have an index finger which is shorter than their ring finger, and such ratios correlate with an increased likelihood of osteoarthiritis, especially for women with such ratios.[2] The ring finger is the fourth digit of the human hand, and the second most ulnar finger, located between the middle finger and the little finger. ...



As mentioned above, the forefinger can be used for pointing. However, this gesture is considered rude in some countries (Ukraine, for instance), and other gestures are used instead. For gestures in computing, see mouse gesture. ...

During the Bosnian war, Serbo-Bosnian troops raised three fingers in a sign of victory, Bosnian Croats raised the two-finger V-sign and Muslims (Bosniaks) raised one (after the strict monotheism of Islam). Combatants Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Predominantly Bosniak) Army of Republika Srpska, Yugoslav Peoples Army, various paramilitary units from Serbia and Montenegro (Serbian) Croatian Defence Council, Croatian Army (Croatian) Commanders Alija Izetbegović (President of Bosnia and Herzegovina) Sefer Halilović (Army chief of staff 1992-1993) Rasim... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... This article is about a salute used by some Serbs. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... This article is about the victory/peace gesture. ... Languages Serbo-Croat(Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian) Macedonian Religions Predominantly Islam Related ethnic groups South Slavs Muslims by nationality (Muslimani, Муслимани) was a term used in Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to describe mainly native Slavic Muslims. ... Language(s) Bosnian Religion(s) Predominantly Islam Related ethnic groups Slavs (South Slavs) The Bosniaks or Bosniacs[1] (Bosnian: Bošnjaci, IPA: ) are a South Slavic people, living mainly in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia) and the Sandžak region of Serbia and Montenegro, with a smaller autochthonous population also present... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

See also

The Extensor indicis proprius (Extensor indicis) is a narrow, elongated muscle, placed medial to, and parallel with, the extensor pollicis longus. ... The symbol ☞ is a rare punctuation mark, called an index or fist. ...

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  1. ^ News.com.au report
  2. ^ Arthritis & Rheumatism. news release, Jan. 2, 2008

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Poker Chip Tricks - How To Guide To Chip Tricks (2773 words)
With the index finger serving as a guide, start rolling the chip across the middle finger and then grab the chip with the side of the middle finger.
The ring finger then grabs the chip, and the chip is finally pushed over to the pinky by the middle finger.
The pinky then rolls the chip along the index finger and up, while simultaneously the thumb brings the outer chips back down so that the single chip may be inserted back between the two.
Finger protector for using a hammer - Patent 6925653 (2716 words)
The thumb covering may be attached to the thumb and the finger covering attached to the index finger so that the upper surface and sides of the thumb and index finger are protected from a hammer.
A finger covering 50 has a size and shape adapted for is removably positioned on an upper surface of an index finger 6 so that the finger covering 50 extends along the length of and downwardly on either side of the index finger 6.
A plurality of couplers is utilized for attaching the finger protector 10 to the index finger 6 and to the thumb 5.
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