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foot·print

 (fo͝ot′prĭnt′)
n.
1. An outline or indentation left by a foot on a surface. Also called footmark, footstep.
2. The surface space occupied by a structure or device: the footprint of a building.
3.
a. The impact that a particular activity, person, or group has on the environment.
c. The area affected or covered by a device or phenomenon: the footprint of a communications satellite.
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footprint

(ˈfʊtˌprɪnt)
n
1. an indentation or outline of the foot of a person or animal on a surface
2. the shape and size of the area something occupies: enlarging the footprint of the building; a computer with a small footprint.
3. impact on the environment
4. (Military) a military presence: since 1944, America's military footprint in Europe has been in the West.
5. (Computer Science) computing the amount of resources, such as disk space and memory, that an application requires. See also electronic footprint
6. (General Physics) an identifying characteristic on land or water, such as the area in which an aircraft's sonic boom can be heard or the area covered by the down-blast of a hovercraft
7. (Broadcasting) the area in which the signal from a direct broadcasting satellite is receivable
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foot•print

(ˈfʊtˌprɪnt)

n.
1. a mark left by the shod or unshod foot, as in earth or sand.
2. an impression of the sole of a person's foot, esp. one taken for purposes of identification.
3. the track of a tire, esp. on wet pavement.
4. the area affected by an increase in the level of sound, as that generated by an airplane.
5. the surface space occupied by something, as a building or microcomputer.
[1545–55]
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footprint

1. The area on the surface of the earth within a satellite's transmitter or sensor field of view.
2. The amount of personnel, spares, resources, and capabilities physically present and occupying space at a deployed location.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

pace

footstepfootprint
1. 'pace'

A pace is a step of normal length that you take when you walk.

He'd only gone a few paces before he stopped again.
The waiter stepped back a pace, watching his customer carefully.
2. 'footstep'

You do not use 'pace' to refer to the sound made by a person's step. The word you use is footstep.

They heard footsteps and turned round.
3. 'footprint'

You also do not use 'pace'to refer to a mark in the ground made by a person's foot. The word you use is footprint.

...fresh footprints in the snow.
There were no footprints or any signs of how the burglars got in.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footprint - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surfacefootprint - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
footprint evidence - evidence in the form of footprints; "there was footprint evidence that he had been at the scene of the crime"
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.footprint - a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important; "the footprints of an earlier civilization"
vestige, tincture, trace, shadow - an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
3.footprint - the area taken up by some object; "the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"
surface area, expanse, area - the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

footprint

noun impression, mark, track, trace, outline, imprint, indentation I saw a footprint in the snow.
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Translations
أثَر أقْدامأَثَرُ القَدَم
šlépejstopa
fodsporfodaftryk
jalanjälki
otisak stopala
fótspor
足跡
발자국
odtis noge
fotavtryck
รอยเท้า
dấu chân

footprint

[ˈfʊtprɪnt] Nhuella f, pisada f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

footprint

[ˈfʊtprɪnt] nempreinte f (de pied)
He saw some footprints in the sand → Il a vu des empreintes sur le sable.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

footprint

[ˈfʊtˌprɪnt] norma, impronta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

foot

(fut) plural feet (fiːt) noun
1. the part of the leg on which a person or animal stands or walks. My feet are very sore from walking so far.
2. the lower part of anything. at the foot of the hill.
3. (plural often foot ; often abbreviated to ft when written) a measure of length equal to twelve inches (30.48 cm). He is five feet/foot six inches tall; a four-foot wall.
ˈfooting noun
1. balance. It was difficult to keep his footing on the narrow path.
2. foundation. The business is now on a firm footing.
ˈfootball noun
1. a game played by kicking a large ball. The children played football; (also adjective) a football fan.
2. the ball used in this game.
ˈfoothill noun
a small hill at the foot of a mountain. the foothills of the Alps.
ˈfoothold noun
a place to put one's feet when climbing. to find footholds on the slippery rock.
ˈfootlight noun
(in a theatre) a light which shines on the actors etc from the front of the stage.
ˈfootmanplural ˈfootmen noun
a male servant wearing a uniform. The footman opened the door.
ˈfootmark noun
a footprint. He left dirty footmarks.
ˈfootnote noun
a note at the bottom of a page. The footnotes referred to other chapters of the book.
ˈfootpath noun
a path or way for walking, not for cars, bicycles etc. You can go by the footpath.
ˈfootprint noun
the mark or impression of a foot. She followed his footprints through the snow.
ˈfootsore adjective
with painful feet from too much walking. He arrived, tired and footsore.
ˈfootstep noun
the sound of a foot. She heard his footsteps on the stairs.
ˈfootwear noun
boots, shoes, slippers etc. He always buys expensive footwear.
follow in someone's footsteps
to do the same as someone has done before one. When he joined the police force he was following in his father's footsteps.
foot the bill
to be the person who pays the bill.
on foot
walking. She arrived at the house on foot.
put one's foot down
to be firm about something. I put my foot down and refused.
put one's foot in it
to say or do something stupid. I really put my foot in it when I asked about his wife – she had just run away with his friend!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

footprint

أَثَرُ القَدَم šlépej fodaftryk Fußabdruck χνάρι huella jalanjälki empreinte otisak stopala impronta 足跡 발자국 voetafdruk fotspor ślad stopy pegada след fotavtryck รอยเท้า ayak izi dấu chân 足迹
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

footprint

n. impresión o huella del pie, pisada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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