- A pattern of distinctive epidermal ridges of the bulbs of the inside of the end joints of fingers and thumbs.
Forensic science glossary. John C. Brenner . 2012.
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fingerprint — fin·ger·print n: the impression of a fingertip on any surface; also: an ink impression of the lines upon the fingertip taken for the purpose of identification (as during the booking procedure following an arrest) see also dna fingerprinting… … Law dictionary
Fingerprint — Fin ger*print, n. [Finger + print.] 1. an impression of the pattern of ridges on the skin of the last joint of a person s finger, left on a surface after a person has touched the surface. Note: Fingerprints left by persons who have committed… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fingerprint — fin ger*print v. t. to take an impression of the fingerprints of (a person); as, to fingerprint applicants for a gun permit. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
fingerprint — 1859 (n.), 1905 (v.), from FINGER (Cf. finger) + PRINT (Cf. print). Related: Fingerprinted; fingerprinting … Etymology dictionary
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fingerprint — [fiŋ′gərprint΄] n. 1. an impression of the lines and whorls on the inner surface of the end joint of the finger, used as by the police in the identification of a person 2. any characteristic or set of characteristics that distinguishes or… … English World dictionary
Fingerprint — This article is about human fingerprints. For other uses, see Fingerprint (disambiguation) … Wikipedia
fingerprint — /fing geuhr print /, n. 1. an impression of the markings of the inner surface of the last joint of the thumb or other finger. 2. such an impression made with ink for purposes of identification. 3. any unique or distinctive pattern that presents… … Universalium
fingerprint — I UK [ˈfɪŋɡə(r)ˌprɪnt] / US [ˈfɪŋɡərˌprɪnt] noun [countable] Word forms fingerprint : singular fingerprint plural fingerprints a mark that you leave on something when you touch it, showing the pattern of lines on the skin of your fingers •… … English dictionary
Fingerprint — Der englischsprachige Begriff Fingerprint (dt. „Fingerabdruck“) bezeichnet in unterschiedlichen Fachbereichen bestimmte charakteristische Merkmale einer Sache, darunter: Fingerprint (Bibliothekswesen), ein charakteristischer Zeichencode zur… … Deutsch Wikipedia
fingerprint — noun … OF FINGERPRINTS ▪ set ▪ The police were able to obtain a set of fingerprints from the suspect. VERB + FINGERPRINT ▪ leave ▪ She was careful not to leave any fingerprints … Collocations dictionary