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Footprint vs. Footstep

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Footprintnoun

The impression of the foot in a soft substance such as sand or snow.

Footstepnoun

The mark or impression left by a foot; a track.

‘The child watched as his footsteps in the sand were washed away by the waves.’;

Footprintnoun

Space required by a piece of equipment.

‘This computer has a smaller footprint.’;

Footstepnoun

By extension, the indications or waypoints of a course or direction taken.

‘To walk the footsteps of greatness requires that you start at the bottom of a long stair.’;

Footprintnoun

(computing) The amount of hard drive space required for a program.

Footstepnoun

The sound made by walking, running etc.

‘The footsteps of the students echoed in the empty hall.’;

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Footprintnoun

(computing) The audit trail left by a crashed program.

Footstepnoun

A step, as in a stair.

‘The garden path had a small footstep down to the main walkway.’;

Footprintnoun

(figurative) Profession or lifestyle.

‘He is following in his father's footprints.’;

Footstepnoun

The distance between one foot and the next when walking; a pace.

‘Mere footsteps away from the victim lay the murder weapon.’;

Footprintnoun

The surface space occupied by a structure.

‘the footprint of a building’;

Footstepnoun

The act of taking a step.

‘Take one more footstep towards me, and I'll make you sorry!’;

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Footprintnoun

A company's geographic market presence.

‘The store, which is slated to open next month, increases the company's footprint in the market to 14 locations.’;

Footstepnoun

(obsolete) An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

Footprintnoun

(ecology) The ecological impact of a human activity, machine, etc.

‘My carbon footprint is very high.’;

Footstepnoun

The mark or impression of the foot; a track; hence, visible sign of a course pursued; token; mark; as, the footsteps of divine wisdom.

‘How on the faltering footsteps of decayYouth presses.’;

Footprintnoun

Availability of a satellite from the ground.

Footstepnoun

An inclined plane under a hand printing press.

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Footprintnoun

The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."

Footstepnoun

the sound of a step of someone walking;

‘he heard footsteps on the porch’;

Footprintnoun

a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface;

‘the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window’;

Footstepnoun

the act of taking a step in walking

Footprintnoun

a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important;

‘the footprints of an earlier civilization’;

Footstepnoun

the distance covered by a step;

‘he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig’;

Footprintnoun

the area taken up by some object;

‘the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches’;

Footprint

Footprints are the impressions or images left behind by a person walking or running. Hoofprints and pawprints are those left by animals with hooves or paws rather than feet, while is the specific term for prints made by shoes.

‘shoeprints’;

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