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fing ger print

  • n  a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
  • n  a generic term for any identifying characteristic
    that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it
  • n  a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
  • v  take an impression of a person's fingerprints

  • The judge later reversed himself, but, says assistant federal defender Robert Epstein, who brought a challenge to the admission of fingerprint evidence in a robbery case, "even .
  • A fingerprint check came up with his identity, as it would for most males in Taiwan, who are printed before the island-state's two-year manadatory military service: Lin Chih-hao, a .
  • Many corporations (notably insurance companies) fingerprint job applicants.
News & Articles


  • Ronald Noble in International Herald Tribune
    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...
  • Jacqui Smith in Liverpool Echo
    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...
  • Liam Byrne in Reuters UK
    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,...

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