Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A print made by the thumb, especially by the pad of the thumb.

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  • noun A print, mark or impression made by a thumb.

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  • noun fingerprint made by the thumb (especially by the pad of the thumb)

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Examples

  • A spokesman for Bank of America says while the thumbprint is a requirement for those who don't have accounts, the bank should have made accommodations.

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  • A spokesman for Bank of America says while the thumbprint is a requirement for those who don't have accounts, the bank should have made accommodations.

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  • Bank of America said in a statement cited by CNN: "While the thumbprint is a requirement for those who don't have accounts, the bank should have made accommodations."

    Breaking News - The Post Chronicle

  • Bank of America says while the thumbprint is a requirement for those who don't have accounts, the bank should have made accommodations.

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  • Bank of America says while the thumbprint is a requirement for those who don't have accounts, the bank should have made accommodations.

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  • In that "thumbprint" example, the vote-buying argument is laughably weak.

    Franken Camp: We're Feeling Good About The Recount

  • The name 'thumbprint' comes from the fact that you use your "thumb" to make an indentation into each ball of dough which is then filled with some jam.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The name 'thumbprint' comes from the fact that you use your "thumb" to make an indentation into each ball of dough which is then filled with some jam.

    Thumbprint Cookies with Jam

  • The system encodes data, in the form of a unique "thumbprint", for each crime and matches and links crimes without an operator asking it to do so.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • April's past articles have revealed how if Monsanto seeds blow onto an organic farmer's field, and they are found to contain the Monsanto 'thumbprint', the farmer is liable for a patent violation.

    Salem-News.com

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