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English definition of “footprint”

footprint

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈfʊtprɪnt/
a measurement of the size, effect, etc. that something has: We took the decision to invest in new countries and grow our global footprint.
WORKPLACE the amount of space taken by something, especially by a computer or other machine on a desk or floor: The desktop computer comes in a choice of at least five designer colours and has a footprint about a third the area of average PCs.
COMMUNICATIONS the area where the signals are received from a particular satellite: MTV straddles the world with a satellite footprint that covers five continents.
→ See also carbon footprint
(Definition of footprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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