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Meaning of “fingerprint” in the English Dictionary

"fingerprint" in British English

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fingerprintnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/  us   /-ɡɚ-/
(informal print) the ​pattern of ​curvedlines on the end of a ​finger or ​thumb that is different in every ​person, or a ​markleft by this ​pattern: His fingerprints were all over the ​gun. The ​police have taken fingerprints from every man in the ​neighbourhood. US (UK fingermark) a ​markleft by ​dirt or ​oil from someone's ​finger on a ​cleansurface

fingerprintverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/  us   /-ɡɚ-/
to ​record the ​pattern of someone's fingerprints: We would like to fingerprint every one of ​youremployees.
(Definition of fingerprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fingerprintnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɪŋ·ɡərˌprɪnt/ (short form print)
the ​markleft by the ​pattern of ​curvedlines on the end of a ​finger or ​thumb
fingerprint
verb [T]  us   /ˈfɪŋ·ɡərˌprɪnt/
The ​police fingerprinted the ​suspects.
(Definition of fingerprint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fingerprint”
in Arabic بَصْمة…
in Korean 지문…
in Portuguese impressão digital…
in Catalan empremta digital…
in Japanese 指紋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指纹, 指印, 指迹,指痕…
in Turkish parmak izi…
in Russian отпечаток пальца…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指紋, 指印, 指跡,指痕…
in Italian impronta digitale…
in Polish odcisk palca…
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