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English definition of “fingerprint”

fingerprint

noun [C]     /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/ US  /-ɡɚ-/
(informal print) the pattern of curved lines on the end of a finger or thumb that is different in every person, or a mark left by this pattern: His fingerprints were all over the gun. The police have taken fingerprints from every man in the neighbourhood.The hand a fingermarkThe hand
(Definition of fingerprint noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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