fingerprint fingerprint  /ˈfɪŋ ɡər ˌprɪnt/


  1. (n) a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
  2. (n) a generic term for any identifying characteristic
  3. (n) a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
  4. (v) take an impression of a person's fingerprints

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  1. Sweat corrodes metal, so Bond applied an electrical charge and a fine carbon powder to a gun's corroded part, revealing a fingerprint pattern.
  2. Attorneys work for a specific client in areas called dedicated delivery centers, which are accessible via a fingerprint scan and monitored by cameras.


  1. Inside the NSA’s secret Utah data center

    The NSA is building a monstrous digital datacenter in a remote corner of Utah capable of holding as many as 1.25 million 4-terabyte hard drives, built into some 5,000 servers. All those drives will store the trillions upon trillions of ones and zeroes that make up your digital fingerprint.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Fingerprint Cards (FPC) Demonstrates Fingerprint Biometric Touch Sensor for Microsoft Windows 8.1

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden and NEW ORLEANS - Today at TechEd North America 2013 Microsoft demonstrates an FPC fingerprint touch sensor in combination with a beta version of Windows 8.1, an update to Windows 8. The demonstrations showcase a number of innovative online use cases using FPC's fingerprint touch technology. Windows 8.1 customers will be able to sign on to their Microsoft account, make ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Diamond Fortress Technologies Partners With Australian Reseller and Names Director for Central Europe, Continuing ...

    Diamond Fortress Technologies, Inc. , developers of innerID®, patented fingerprint biometric authentication software, today announces the addition of Australian value-added-reseller Check2Protect Pty Ltd ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "We have received not one name, not one fingerprint, not one telephone number, not one address, nothing, from the UK, about the recent thwarted terrorist attacks," Interpol Secretary-General Ronald Noble said in an interview with British...
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Ronald Noble Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Home secretary Jacqui Smith said: "The e-Borders system will allow us to count all foreign nationals in and count them out again." "These checks will make up just one part of a triple security ring, alongside fingerprint visas for...
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Jacqui Smith Source: Liverpool Echo

  3. "New fingerprint visas are fast becoming our first line of defence against illegal immigration," said home office minister Liam Byrne. "By collecting fingerprint information on foreign nationals coming to the UK in advance of their journey,...
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Liam Byrne Source: Reuters UK

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