Definition of footprint
1 : an impression of the foot on a surface
2a : the area on a surface covered by something a tire with a wide footprint the footprint of a laser beamb : range of operation (as of a service) a global footprint
3 : a marked effect, impression, or impact left a footprint in the field of research
4 : something that identifies a genetic footprint
Examples of footprint in a Sentence
The child left her tiny footprints in the snow.
He walked into the kitchen with his boots on, making muddy footprints on the floor.
The new model has a smaller footprint than the older model.
Recent Examples of footprint from the Web
The network has focused on people’s individual responsibility to reduce their environmental footprint and conservative solutions to climate change, such as cap and trade, which lets the market find the cheapest way to cut emissions.
Thursday’s update follows a corporate restructuring and layoffs as Microsoft consolidates what used to be Skype’s broad European footprint.
In his six years at Benet, Lawler has put his footprints all over the program, resutling in four 20-win seasons.
Others, including J.C. Penney and Macy's, are shrinking their bricks-and-mortar footprints to adapt to changes in consumer shopping habits, including a shift to online and off-price retailers.
On Twitter, Mr. Kennedy’s footprint is similarly light.
Here are some tips for improving your storage without changing your bathroom’s footprint or existing fixtures. 1.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer said Medica alone is probably not capable of filling Blue KC’s footprint.
The 15-inch HP Spectre x360 shares the same excellent design language and craftsmanship as the 13-inch model, highlighted by thin side display bezels and surprisingly compact footprint.
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First Known Use of footprint
FOOTPRINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of footprint for English Language Learners
: 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)
FOOTPRINT Defined for Kids
Definition of footprint for Students
: a track left by a foot
Medical Definition of footprint
: an impression of the foot on a surface
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