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[ US /ˈfɪŋɡɝˌpɹɪnt/ ]
[ UK /fˈɪŋɡəpɹˌɪnt/ ]
  1. a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
  2. a generic term for any identifying characteristic
    that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it
  3. a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
  1. take an impression of a person's fingerprints
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How To Use fingerprint In A Sentence

  • The terrestrial planets in our solar system all have very specific spectroscopic fingerprints that tell us quite a bit about their atmospheres.
  • Fingerprint recognition, which falls under a technology called biometrics, has been used for years in the corporate environment.
  • She has been taken to a local processing center, where she will be fingerprinted, photographed, ticketed and released.
  • The new Touch Bar is spectacular and the convenience of the fingerprint sensor is useful. The Sun
  • The scheme became a common trope in detective fiction, but there are almost no documented cases of a criminal forging another person's fingerprint.
  • A machine scans the index finger, matching the customer's unique fingerprint with the individual's account.
  • And then the next morning, they fingerprinted me and took me to juvenile hall.
  • A fingerprint is disposed to close the open circuit by making contact and thereby serving as a ‘temporary’ back electrode.
  • Currently, fingerprints are sent to the state's crime lab in Joliet and can take anywhere from a few months to a couple years for processing, depending on the type of case. Archive 2009-12-01
  • Biometric data includes information such as fingerprints and iris patterns.
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