Definition of footprint
- a tire with a wide footprint
- the footprint of a laser beam
- a global footprint
- left a footprint in the field of research
- a genetic footprint
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.
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: 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)
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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