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Related to fingerprinting: DNA fingerprinting
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).
a. See DNA profile.
b. A chemical fingerprint.
tr.v. fin·ger·print·ed, fin·ger·print·ing, fin·ger·prints
To take the fingerprints of.
fin•ger•print•ing(ˈfɪŋ gərˌprɪn tɪŋ)
1. the act or procedure of taking fingerprints.
2. the use of a DNA probe for the unique identification of an individual.
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|Noun||1.||fingerprinting - the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification|