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Noun: footprint  'fût,print
  1. A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window";
    - footmark, step, footstep
  2. A trace suggesting that something was once present, felt or otherwise important
    "the footprints of an earlier civilization"
  3. The area taken up by some object
    "the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"

Derived forms: footprints

Type of: area, expanse, mark, print, shadow, surface area, tincture, trace, vestige

Encyclopedia: Footprint