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footprint (plural footprints)
- The impression of the foot in a soft substance such as sand or snow.
1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 13, Well Tackled!:
- “Yes, there are two distinct sets of footprints, both wearing rubber shoes—one I think ordinary plimsolls, the other goloshes,” replied the sergeant.
- Space required by a piece of equipment. Eg: This computer has a smaller footprint.
- (computing) Amount of hard drive space required for a program.
- (computing) The audit trail left by a crashed program.
- Profession or lifestyle, as in...
- He is following in his father's footprints.
- The surface space occupied by a structure.
- the footprint of a building.
- A company's geographic market presence.
- The store, which is slated to open next month, increases the company's footprint in the market to 14 locations.
- The ecological impact of a human activity, machine, etc.
- My carbon footprint is very high.
- Availability of a satellite from the ground.
The impression of the foot
(computing) Amount of hard drive space required for a program.
(computing) The audit trail left by a crashed program
surface space occupied by a structure
a company's geographic market presence
ecological impact of a human activity