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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).
b. A chemical fingerprint.
tr.v. fin·ger·print·ed, fin·ger·print·ing, fin·ger·prints
To take the fingerprints of.
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(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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Noun1.fingerprinting - the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identificationfingerprinting - the procedure of taking inked impressions of a person's fingerprints for the purpose of identification
procedure, process - a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
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Suprema has provided national ID projects in more than 20 countries and over 1 billion people in the world are using Suprema ID's fingerprinting technology.
Based in Itasca, Illinois, Accurate Biometrics is a leader in live scan fingerprinting known for its ability to develop technology and customize services to support industry demands.
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Application of Microemulsion Thin Layer Chromatography for the Fingerprinting of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza spp.).
Fingerprinting is a technique that is used to identify the operating system (OS) type and version of a target host and is an essential step for a successful network attack.
The Passport Department said Sunday it has blocked all passport- and iqama-related services for the residents who have not gone through the procedure of fingerprinting. "The department will continue to block these services to any expatriate who has not gone through the fingerprinting procedure at the offices specified by the department or local passport offices," said Maj.
In many Wi-Fi positioning methods, AP triangulation and radio frequency (RF) fingerprinting provide the basic scientific significance to current positioning methodologies.
Device fingerprinting circumvents legal restrictions imposed on the use of cookies and ignores the Do Not Track HTTP header.
11 ( ANI ): Several of Internet's top websites use device fingerprinting technology to track users without their knowledge, a new study has revealed.
Ndeitunga added that the fact that fingerprinting is one of the most important forensic tools in the investigation of crime, makes it imperative for SARPCCO member countries to have qualified fingerprint experts who would be able to use this tool without difficulty to identify offenders through fingerprints.