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fingerprint

noun [C] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/  us   /-ɡɚ-/
(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

fingerprint

verb [T] uk   /ˈfɪŋ.ɡə.prɪnt/  us   /-ɡɚ-/
to record the pattern of someone's fingerprints: We would like to fingerprint every one of your employees.
Translations of “fingerprint”
in Korean 지문…
in Arabic بَصْمة…
in Portuguese impressão digital…
in Catalan empremta digital…
in Japanese 指紋…
in Italian impronta digitale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指紋, 指印, 指跡,指痕…
in Russian отпечаток пальца…
in Turkish parmak izi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指纹, 指印, 指迹,指痕…
in Polish odcisk palca…
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