footprint Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “footprint” in the English Dictionary

"footprint" in British English

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footprintnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfʊt.prɪnt/

footprint noun [C] (FOOT)

the ​mark made by a person's or animal's ​foot

footprint noun [C] (SIZE)

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 specialized business, environment a ​measurement of the ​size, ​effect, etc. of something: We took the ​decision to ​invest in new ​countries and ​growour global footprint.
(Definition of footprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"footprint" in American English

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footprintnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/

footprint noun [C] (FOOT MARK)

a ​markleft on a ​surface by a ​foot: There was not a ​single footprint in the ​sand.

footprint noun [C] (AREA)

the ​shape on the ​ground that is ​covered by something such as a ​building
(Definition of footprint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"footprint" in Business English

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footprintnoun [C]

uk   us   /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 ​desktopcomputer comes in a ​choice of at least five ​designer colours and has a footprint about a third the ​area of ​averagePCs.
COMMUNICATIONS the ​area where the ​signals are received from a particular satellite: MTV ​straddles the ​world with a ​satellite footprint that ​covers five ​continents.
(Definition of footprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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