fingerprint

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Fingerprint

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From finger + print.

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Noun[edit]

fingerprint (plural fingerprints)

  1. The unique natural pattern of ridges on the tips of the fingers.
  2. The patterns left on surfaces where uncovered fingertips have touched.
  3. (computing) Unique identification for public key in asymmetric cryptosystem.

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fingerprint (third-person singular simple present fingerprints, present participle fingerprinting, simple past and past participle fingerprinted)

  1. (transitive) To take somebody's fingerprints.
    The jail staff fingerprints its 'guests' routinely

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