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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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