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  • n  a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window
  • n  a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
    the footprints of an earlier civilization
  • n  the area taken up by some object
    the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches

  • Many hospitals take a footprint of each new baby in the hope of avoiding mix-ups in identity.
  • He made his move because he felt guilty about the size of his residential carbon footprint, and now prefers life tiny and tidy.
  • Are you wasting energy? There are ways you can alter your lifestyle to reduce your carbon footprint, the measure of carbon you produce.
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  • Robert Gates in AFP
    Based on our outstanding combined portfolio of technology and global footprint, we feel confident that Alcatel-Lucent can resume growth in full year 2007, with growth gaining momentum throughout the year, and with a growth rate at least at the... Patricia Russo Reuters Jan 23, 2007 38848 50170 footprint I think we need to think about how heavy a military footprint the United states ought to have in Afghanistan," Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee.
  • Paul Otellini in Los Angeles Times
    Vista has a larger memory footprint, a larger graphics requirement and a higher price point. This is all about low-cost computing,Otellini said.

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