footprint

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfʊtprɪnt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(fŏŏtprint′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•print /ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a mark left by a foot, as in earth or sand:found footprints leading from the house.
  2. Computingthe surface space, as of a desk, occupied by a piece of equipment, such as a microcomputer:a bulky computer with a large footprint.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•print  (fŏŏtprint′),USA pronunciation 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. Informal Termsthe track of a tire, esp. on wet pavement.
  4. Ecologythe area affected by an increase in the level of sound or noise, as that generated by an airplane.
  5. Telecommunicationsthe area of the earth's surface within which a communications satellite's signals can be received.
  6. Aerospacethe area within which it is predicted that a spacecraft or its debris will land.
  7. Computingthe surface space of a desk or tabletop occupied by a piece of equipment, esp. a microcomputer or related device.
  • foot + print 1545–55

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
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. the amount of resources, such as disk space and memory, that an application requires
    See also electronic footprint
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