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English noun: footprint

1. footprint (communication) a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

SamplesThe police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window.

Synonymsfootmark, step

Broader (hypernym)mark, print

Narrower (hyponym)footprint evidence

2. footprint (communication) a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important

SamplesThe footprints of an earlier civilization.

Broader (hypernym)shadow, tincture, trace, vestige

3. footprint (attribute) the area taken up by some object

SamplesThe computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches.

Broader (hypernym)area, expanse, surface area

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