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Meaning of fingerprint

fin•ger•print

Pronunciation: (fing'gur-print"), [key]
— 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 unambiguous evidence of a specific person, substance, disease, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to take or record the fingerprints of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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