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fin·ger·print

 (fĭng′gər-prĭnt′)
n.
1.
a. A mark left on a surface by a person's fingertip.
b. An image of the ridges on a person's fingertip made by putting ink on the fingertip and pressing it against a surface or by using a digital scanning device.
2. A distinctive or identifying mark or characteristic: "We can, from his retelling [of the incident], with its particular fingerprint of stresses and omissions, learn a great deal about him" (Mark Slouka).
3.
b. A chemical fingerprint.
tr.v. fin·ger·print·ed, fin·ger·print·ing, fin·ger·prints
To take the fingerprints of.

fingerprint

(ˈfɪŋɡəˌprɪnt)
n
1. (Law) an impression of the pattern of ridges on the palmar surface of the end joint of each finger and thumb
2. any identifying characteristic
3. (Biochemistry) biochem the pattern of fragments obtained when a protein is digested by a proteolytic enzyme, usually observed following two-dimensional separation by chromatography and electrophoresis
vb
4. (Law) (tr) to take an inked impression of the fingerprints of (a person)
5. (Pathology) to take a sample of (a person's) DNA

fin•ger•print

(ˈfɪŋ gərˌprɪnt)

n.
1. an impression of the markings of the inner surface of the finger.
2. any unique or distinctive pattern that presents unambiguous evidence of a specific person, substance, disease, etc.
v.t.
3. to take or record the fingerprints of.
[1855–60]

fingerprint


Past participle: fingerprinted
Gerund: fingerprinting

Imperative
fingerprint
fingerprint
Present
I fingerprint
you fingerprint
he/she/it fingerprints
we fingerprint
you fingerprint
they fingerprint
Preterite
I fingerprinted
you fingerprinted
he/she/it fingerprinted
we fingerprinted
you fingerprinted
they fingerprinted
Present Continuous
I am fingerprinting
you are fingerprinting
he/she/it is fingerprinting
we are fingerprinting
you are fingerprinting
they are fingerprinting
Present Perfect
I have fingerprinted
you have fingerprinted
he/she/it has fingerprinted
we have fingerprinted
you have fingerprinted
they have fingerprinted
Past Continuous
I was fingerprinting
you were fingerprinting
he/she/it was fingerprinting
we were fingerprinting
you were fingerprinting
they were fingerprinting
Past Perfect
I had fingerprinted
you had fingerprinted
he/she/it had fingerprinted
we had fingerprinted
you had fingerprinted
they had fingerprinted
Future
I will fingerprint
you will fingerprint
he/she/it will fingerprint
we will fingerprint
you will fingerprint
they will fingerprint
Future Perfect
I will have fingerprinted
you will have fingerprinted
he/she/it will have fingerprinted
we will have fingerprinted
you will have fingerprinted
they will have fingerprinted
Future Continuous
I will be fingerprinting
you will be fingerprinting
he/she/it will be fingerprinting
we will be fingerprinting
you will be fingerprinting
they will be fingerprinting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fingerprinting
you have been fingerprinting
he/she/it has been fingerprinting
we have been fingerprinting
you have been fingerprinting
they have been fingerprinting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fingerprinting
you will have been fingerprinting
he/she/it will have been fingerprinting
we will have been fingerprinting
you will have been fingerprinting
they will have been fingerprinting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fingerprinting
you had been fingerprinting
he/she/it had been fingerprinting
we had been fingerprinting
you had been fingerprinting
they had been fingerprinting
Conditional
I would fingerprint
you would fingerprint
he/she/it would fingerprint
we would fingerprint
you would fingerprint
they would fingerprint
Past Conditional
I would have fingerprinted
you would have fingerprinted
he/she/it would have fingerprinted
we would have fingerprinted
you would have fingerprinted
they would have fingerprinted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fingerprint - a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a fingerfingerprint - a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
biometric authentication, biometric identification, identity verification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"
loop - the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
thumbprint - fingerprint made by the thumb (especially by the pad of the thumb)
print, mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
2.fingerprint - a generic term for any identifying characteristic; "that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it"
identification - evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
3.fingerprint - a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear, spot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
Verb1.fingerprint - take an impression of a person's fingerprints
reproduce - make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting"
Translations
أثر الأصابِع، بَصْمَهبَصْمَةُ الإصْبَع
otisk prstu
fingeraftrykdigitalt fingeraftryk
sormenjälkitunnisteottaa
otisak prsta
fingrafar
指紋
지문
impressão digitaltirar as digitais
odtlačok prsta
prstni odtis
fingeravtryck
ลายพิมพ์นิ้วมือ
vân tay

fingerprint

[ˈfɪŋgəprɪnt]
A. Nhuella f digital or dactilar
B. VT [+ person] → tomar las huellas digitales or dactilares a (Med) → identificar genéticamente

fingerprint

[ˈfɪŋgərprɪnt]
nempreinte f digitale
to take sb's fingerprints → prendre les empreintes digitales de qn
vt [+ person] → relever les empreintes digitales de

fingerprint

[ˈfɪŋgəˌprɪnt]
2. vt (person) → prendere le impronte digitali di or a

finger

(ˈfiŋgə) noun
1. one of the five end parts of the hand, sometimes excluding the thumb. She pointed a finger at the thief.
2. the part of a glove into which a finger is put.
3. anything made, shaped, cut etc like a finger. a finger of toast.
verb
to touch or feel with the fingers. She fingered the material.
ˈfingernail noun
the nail at the tip of the finger.
ˈfingerprint noun
the mark made by the tip of the finger, often used by the police etc as a means of identification. The thief wiped his fingerprints off the safe.
ˈfingertip noun
the very end of a finger. He cut his fingertip by accident while preparing the salad.
be all fingers and thumbs / my etc fingers are all thumbs
to be very awkward or clumsy in handling or holding things. He was so excited that his fingers were all thumbs and he dropped the cup.
have (something) at one's fingertips
to know all the details of (a subject) thoroughly. He has the history of the firm at his fingertips.
have a finger in the pie / in every pie
to be involved in everything that happens. She likes to have a finger in every pie in the village.
put one's finger on
to point out or describe exactly; to identify. She put her finger on the cause of our financial trouble.

fingerprint

بَصْمَةُ الإصْبَع otisk prstu fingeraftryk Fingerabdruck δακτυλικό αποτύπωμα huella dactilar sormenjälki empreinte digitale otisak prsta impronta digitale 指紋 지문 vingerafdruk fingeravtrykk odcisk palca impressão digital отпечаток пальца fingeravtryck ลายพิมพ์นิ้วมือ parmak izi vân tay 指纹

fin·ger·print

n. impresión, huella digital;
v. tomar las impresiones digitales;
___ expertdactiloscopista.
References in classic literature ?
It is very doubtful if any single fingerprint will ever be exactly duplicated by any finger other than the one which originally made it.
From infancy to senility the fingerprints of an individual change only in size, except as injuries alter the loops and whorls.
Now," said the officer, "you shall have your fingerprints in a second.
You forget that for twenty years the dead body of the child who made those fingerprints lay in the cabin of his father, and that all my life I have seen it lying there," said Tarzan bitterly.
Wilson chatted along for awhile, and presently got Roxy's fingerprints for his collection--right hand and left--on a couple of his glass strips; then labeled and dated them, and took the "records" of both children, and labeled and dated them also.
All 15 bands in the DNA fingerprint of the recovered semen match those of his blood sample.
Cogent's SID products include its fingerprint algorithmic technologies and Software Development Kit (SDK) bundled with Cogent's optical fingerprint scanners.
Instructors should emphasize the value of footprinting infants, explain how fingerprint and footprint friction ridge identifications are made, provide examples of ink and inkless methods for recording footprints, and explain and illustrate the difference between legible and illegible footprints.
a leading global brand of fingerprint authentication security solutions, today announced that the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA([R])) has selected UPEK as an International CES Best of Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering awards honoree for its Eikon USB fingerprint reader.
The FBI's identification services operate as a centralized repository and clearinghouse for fingerprint records.
IBT has proven that it has the ability to rapidly implement an electronic fingerprint network and the company is knowledgeable of and sensitive to the needs of the Department.
The UKvisas Biometrics Program is providing equipment to approximately 250 locations worldwide to capture biometric fingerprint and facial image data for all visa applicants.