Fingerprint

Definition of Fingerprint

Fin´ger`print
n.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.
2.a fingerprint{1} made intentionally in ink on a paper form for the purpose of identification of the individual.
3.any distinctive pattern of characteristics or properties of an object which can serve to identify that object; as, the distinctive fingerprint of eugenol in the mass spectrum allowed easy recognition of its presence in the sample.
4.a smudge made by a (dirty) finger.
v. t.1.to take an impression of the fingerprints of (a person); as, to fingerprint applicants for a gun permit.

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