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footprint

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noun foot·print \ˈfu̇t-ˌprint\

Simple Definition of footprint

  • : a track or mark left by a foot or shoe

  • : the amount of space that is covered on a surface by something (such as a computer)

Full Definition of footprint

  1. 1 :  an impression of the foot on a surface

  2. 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. 3 :  a marked effect, impression, or impact <left a footprint in the field of research>

  4. 4 :  something that identifies <a genetic footprint>

Examples of footprint

  1. The child left her tiny footprints in the snow.

  2. He walked into the kitchen with his boots on, making muddy footprints on the floor.

  3. The new model has a smaller footprint than the older model.



1552

First Known Use of footprint

1552


FOOTPRINT Defined for Kids

footprint

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noun foot·print \ˈfu̇t-ˌprint\

Definition of footprint

  1. :  a track left by a foot




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footprint

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noun foot·print \ˈfu̇t-ˌprint\

Medical Definition of footprint

  1. :  an impression of the foot on a surface





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