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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)







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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/
to record the pattern of someone's fingerprints: We would like to fingerprint every one of your employees.
(Definition of fingerprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fingerprint”
in Arabic بَصْمة…
in Korean 지문…
in Portuguese impressão digital…
in Catalan empremta digital…
in Japanese 指紋…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指纹, 指印, 指迹,指痕…
in Turkish parmak izi…
in Russian отпечаток пальца…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指紋, 指印, 指跡,指痕…
in Italian impronta digitale…
in Polish odcisk palca…
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