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Fingerprint vs. Toeprint

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Fingerprintnoun

The natural pattern of ridges on the tips of human fingers, unique to each individual.

Toeprintnoun

The mark left by a toe.

Fingerprintnoun

The patterns left on surfaces where uncovered fingertips have touched, especially as used to identify the person who touched the surface.

Toeprintnoun

A very small footprint amount of physical surface taken up by equipment.

Fingerprintnoun

(computing) Unique identification for public key in asymmetric cryptosystem.

Toeprintnoun

(genetics) A measure of 30S-mRNA binding.

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Fingerprintnoun

A unique combination of features that serves as an identification of something.

Fingerprintnoun

A trace that gives evidence of someone's involvement.

Fingerprintverb

(transitive) To take somebody's fingerprints.

‘The jail staff fingerprints its inmates routinely’;

Fingerprintverb

(transitive) To identify something uniquely by a combination of measurements.

Fingerprintnoun

an impression of the pattern of ridges on the skin of the last joint of a person's finger, left on a surface after a person has touched the surface.

Fingerprintnoun

a fingerprint{1} made intentionally in ink on a paper form for the purpose of identification of the individual.

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Fingerprintnoun

any distinctive pattern of characteristics or properties of an object which can serve to identify that object; as, the distinctive fingerprint of eugenol in the mass spectrum allowed easy recognition of its presence in the sample.

Fingerprintnoun

a smudge made by a (dirty) finger.

Fingerprintverb

to take an impression of the fingerprints of (a person); as, to fingerprint applicants for a gun permit.

Fingerprintnoun

biometric identification from a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used as evidence in criminal investigations

Fingerprintnoun

a generic term for any identifying characteristic;

‘that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it’;

Fingerprintnoun

a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

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Fingerprintverb

take an impression of a person's fingerprints

Fingerprint

A fingerprint is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger. The recovery of partial fingerprints from a crime scene is an important method of forensic science.

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