Meaning of “fingerprint” in the English Dictionary

"fingerprint" in British English

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fingerprintnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/ us /ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ.prɪnt/

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.

US UK fingermark a mark left by dirt or oil from someone's finger on a clean surface

fingerprintverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/ us /ˈfɪŋ.ɡɚ.prɪnt/

(Definition of “fingerprint” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fingerprint" in American English

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fingerprintnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɪŋ·ɡərˌprɪnt/ short form print

the mark left by the pattern of curved lines 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)