from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The identification of individuals by means of examination of the lines on the tips of the fingers: a method employed for the identification of criminals, records of impressions of fingertips being kept for this purpose.
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- noun The
forensic analysisand comparisonof fingerprintsas a means of identificationof individuals
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From Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (daktylos, "finger") + σκοπέω (skopeō, "I look at").