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English definition of “footprint”

footprint

noun [C] (SIZE)    /ˈfʊt.prɪnt/
specialized engineering, architecture the amount of space on a surface that something needs : The new computer has a smaller footprint. The footprint of the new Treasury building Space - general wordsAreas of land in generalGeneral words for size and amount specialized business, environment a measurement of the size , effect , etc. of something: We took the decision to invest in new countries and grow our global footprint. → See also carbon footprintSpace - general wordsAreas of land in general
(Definition of footprint noun (SIZE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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