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"footprint" in British English

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footprintnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfʊt.prɪnt/ us   /ˈfʊt.prɪnt/
  • 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 grow our 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 mark left 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   /ˈfʊtprɪnt/ us  
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.
(Definition of footprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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