- an indentation or outline of the foot of a person or animal on a surface
- the shape and size of the area something occupies: enlarging the footprint of the building, a computer with a small footprint
- the amount of resources, such as disk space and memory, that an application requires
See also electronic footprint
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
foot•print /ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a mark left by a foot, as in earth or sand:found footprints leading from the house.
- Computingthe surface space, as of a desk, occupied by a piece of equipment, such as a microcomputer:a bulky computer with a large footprint.
foot•print (fŏŏt′print′),USA pronunciation n.
- a mark left by the shod or unshod foot, as in earth or sand.
- an impression of the sole of a person's foot, esp. one taken for purposes of identification.
- Informal Termsthe track of a tire, esp. on wet pavement.
- Ecologythe area affected by an increase in the level of sound or noise, as that generated by an airplane.
- Telecommunicationsthe area of the earth's surface within which a communications satellite's signals can be received.
- Aerospacethe area within which it is predicted that a spacecraft or its debris will land.
- Computingthe surface space of a desk or tabletop occupied by a piece of equipment, esp. a microcomputer or related device.
- foot + print 1545–55
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footprint /ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/ n
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