Footprint Foot"print`, n. The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, ``Footprints of the Creator.'' [1913 Webster]

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  • footprint — foot‧print [ˈfʊtˌprɪnt] noun [countable] COMPUTING the space on the surface of a desk that is filled by a computer: • These PCs have a 50% smaller footprint than previous models. * * * footprint UK US /ˈfʊtprɪnt/ noun [C] ► a measurement of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Footprint — Footprint, engl., dt: Fussabdruck, Fussspur mit folgenden Verwendungen bzw. Bedeutungen in der deutschen Sprache: Ausleuchtungszone in der Satellitentechnik Netzabdeckung (auch engl. „Network Coverage“) eines Betreibers eines Telefon /Datennetzes …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • footprint — First recorded in the 16c, footprint has for several centuries been largely confined to its literal meaning, with only occasional figurative uses (as in Longfellow s • ‘We can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us Footprints on… …   Modern English usage

  • footprint — (n.) 1550s, from FOOT (Cf. foot) (n.) + PRINT (Cf. print). Related: Footprints. Old English had fotspor, fotswæð …   Etymology dictionary

  • footprint — [n] footmark footstep, hoofprint, impression, imprint, spoor, track, trail, tread; concepts 513,628 …   New thesaurus

  • footprint — ► NOUN ▪ the impression left by a foot or shoe on the ground …   English terms dictionary

  • footprint — [foot′print΄] n. 1. an impression or mark made by a foot or shoe, as in sand 2. an area, or its shape, which something affects, occupies, etc., as the space taken up by a computer, the coverage pattern of a communications satellite, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Footprint — Footprints are the impressions or images left behind by a person walking. Hoofprints and pawprints are those left by animals with hooves or paws rather than feet, while shoeprints is the specific term for prints made by shoes. They may either be… …   Wikipedia

  • footprint — noun Date: 1552 1. an impression of the foot on a surface 2. a. the area on a surface covered by something < a tire with a wide footprint > < the footprint of a laser beam > b. range of operation (as of a service) < a global footprint > 3. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • footprint — noun 1 mark left by a foot ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh ▪ muddy, wet … OF FOOTPRINTS ▪ set ▪ a set of footprints in the sand …   Collocations dictionary

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