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Noun: fingerprint  'fing-gu(r),print
  1. A print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
     
  2. A generic term for any identifying characteristic
    "that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it"
     
  3. A smudge made by a (dirty) finger
    - fingermark
Verb: fingerprint  'fing-gu(r),print
  1. Take an impression of a person's fingerprints

Derived forms: fingerprints, fingerprinting, fingerprinted

Type of: biometric authentication, biometric identification, blot, daub, identification, identity verification, mark, print, reproduce, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, spot

Encyclopedia: Fingerprint