from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An outline or indentation left by a foot on a surface. Also called footmark, footstep.
- n. The surface space occupied by a structure or device: the footprint of a building; a microcomputer with a space-saving footprint.
- n. An area within which a spacecraft is supposed to land.
- n. A designated area affected or covered by a device or phenomenon: the footprint of a communications satellite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The impression of the foot in a soft substance such as sand or snow.
- n. Space required by a piece of equipment. Eg: This computer has a smaller footprint.
- n. Amount of hard drive space required for a program.
- n. The audit trail left by a crashed program
- n. Profession or lifestyle, as in...
- n. The surface space occupied by a structure
- n. A company's geographic market presence. Eg. The store, which is slated to open next month, increases the company's footprint in the market to 14 locations.
- n. The ecological impact of a human activity, machine, etc.
- n. Availability of a satellite from the ground
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The mark of a foot; an impression left by the foot in walking.
- n. In geology, an impression of the foot of an animal on the surface of a rock, such impression having been made at a time when the stone was in the state of loose sand or moist clay; anichnite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
- n. the area taken up by some object
- n. a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
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