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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, in 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.
- This computer has a smaller footprint.
- (computing) The amount of hard drive space required for a program.
- (computing) The audit trail left by a crashed program.
- (figuratively) Profession or lifestyle.
- He is following in his father's footprints.
- The surface space occupied by a structure.
- the footprint of a building
- 2007, Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS): Environmental Impact:
- Heavy debris would generally travel farther downrange within the debris footprint; lighter material would generally fall near the point of intercept. Footprint lengths can vary […]
- 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.
- (ecology) The ecological impact of a human activity, machine, etc.
- Hyponyms: carbon footprint, ecological footprint
- My carbon footprint is very high.
- Availability of a satellite from the ground.
- 2014, August E. Grant; Ashley J. Bennington, Communication Technology Update, page 274:
- When a satellite's footprint covers a wider area than intended, the footprint is said to “spillover” [sic] into surrounding territory.
- (cartography) A polygon representing the shape of an item.
- building footprint
the impression of the foot
space required by a piece of equipment
(computing) amount of hard drive space required for a program.
(computing) the audit trail left by a crashed program
profession or lifestyle
surface space occupied by a structure
a company's geographic market presence
ecological impact of a human activity
availability of a satellite from the ground
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