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footprint

noun [C] uk   /ˈfʊt.prɪnt/ us  

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 grow our global footprint.
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