Fingerprint meaning

fĭnggər-prĭnt
A distinctive or identifying mark or characteristic.
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The definition of a fingerprint is the mark made on the surface of something by the curves and indentations of the finger tips.
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Latent - When a person touches some sort of object, some of the moisture from their hand is deposited onto that object.
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Plastic - If an individual touches materials such as clay, tar, or paint, their fingerprints will be retained in these substances.
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Patent - The person gets oil, blood, paint, and so forth on his or her hands. Once the hands touch some other sort of material, the fingerprint is translated onto that material.

An example of a fingerprint is the mark left on a glass used by someone after they have eaten greasy french fries.

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To take the fingerprints of.
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An impression of the lines and whorls on the inner surface of the end joint of the finger, used as by the police in the identification of a person.
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Any characteristic or set of characteristics that distinguishes or unambiguously identifies a person or thing; signature.
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To take the fingerprints of.
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To take the fingerprints of.
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The unique natural pattern of ridges on the tips of the fingers.
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The patterns left on surfaces where uncovered fingertips have touched.
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(computing) Unique identification for public key in asymmetric cryptosystem.
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To take somebody's fingerprints.

The jail staff fingerprints its 'guests' routinely.

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Fingerprint is defined as to capture an impression of the marks left by the raised curves of a person's finger tips.

An example of fingerprint is someone being arrested and having ink put on their finger tips and then pressed onto paper.

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Origin of fingerprint