- 1An impression or mark made on a surface by a person’s fingertip, able to be used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorls and lines on the fingertips.More example sentences
- Imperfections such as marks, lines and fingerprints only enhance the personality of these photos.
- To open the safe, a ‘learned’ finger is placed on the sensor, which then compares the fingerprint's unique pattern to those stored in its memory bank.
- A machine scans the index finger, matching the customer's unique fingerprint with the individual's account.
- 1.1A distinctive identifying characteristic: the faint chemical fingerprint of plastic explosivesMore example sentences
- The magnet ‘maps’ molecules to identify their distinct fingerprints.
- Using this technique, absorption spectra that are a characteristic fingerprint of the sample analyzed are routinely obtained with minimum or no sample preparation.
- As such, they serve as distinctive fingerprints, suitable for differentiating among individual walnut trees within the same species.
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- Record the fingerprints of: I was booked, fingerprinted, and locked up for the nightMore example sentences
- Police then dragged him back onto his feet and took him to the justice center to be fingerprinted and booked.
- He took a further step in 1929 and began fingerprinting all civil servants.
- ‘No, I've never been fingerprinted,’ I assured him, as he pulled out what appeared to be an ink pad and blotter.
More definitions of fingerprintDefinition of fingerprint in:
- The US English dictionary