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footprint

1. Computing the amount of resources such as disk space and memory, that an application requires
2. an identifying characteristic on land or water, such as the area in which an aircraft's sonic boom can be heard or the area covered by the down-blast of a hovercraft

Footprint

The projected area of a building or piece of equipment on a horizontal surface.

footprint

[′fu̇t‚print]
(building construction)
A description of the exact size, shape, and location of a building's foundation as the foundation has been installed on a specific site. Also known as building footprint.
(communications)
The area of the earth's surface that can be covered by a communications satellite at any given time.
(computer science)
The amount and shape of the area occupied by equipment, such as a terminal or microcomputer, on desktop, floor, or other surface area.

footprint

The area on a plane directly beneath a structure (or piece of equipment), that has the same perimeter as the structure (or piece of equipment).

footprint

(jargon, hardware)
The floor or desk area taken up by a piece of hardware.

footprint

(jargon, storage)
The amount of disk or RAM taken up by a program or file.

footprint

(3)
(IBM) The audit trail left by a crashed program (often "footprints").

See also toeprint.

footprint

The amount of geographic space covered by an object. A computer footprint is the desk or floor surface it occupies. A satellite's footprint is the earth area covered by its downlink. An application's footprint is the amount of memory (RAM) it requires. See form factor. See also memory footprint and digital footprint.
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Although the hoof prints are not as well defined as the ones I found earlier, they could have been made by a type of cattle that has been extinct in Britain for some 3,000 years.
What if she's telling" Teagan's mother murmured, and her husband, crouching to inspect the hoof prints, shook his head.
FAME AND GLORY bids to follow in the hoof prints of legendary stable-mate Yeats with victory in the Ascot Gold Cup (3.
Following in the hoof prints of Black Beauty, this book examines man's treatment of animals and each other.
An amphitheater likely to have been used for performances of Greek tragedies is now apparently being used as a sheep pen judging by the hoof prints and droppings.
They visit a young boy who is tormented externally by the devil; the hoof prints of a mule are all over his body and he has visions of them in his dreams.
Large hoof prints in single file are probably the track of deer.
You can see, there's like deer hoof prints on my sofa here.
Since he tries to trick Apollo into believing the cattle wandered away by disguising his footprints and their hoof prints, he is a trickster god of thieves.
He says he's even got proof - they left their distinctive hoof prints all over the ground.
A master of moonlight, Remington subtly modulated his pale colors to represent hoof prints in the snow, the horse's frozen breath, its harsh purple shadow, and twinkling stars in an azure sky.
Pathologist Elizabeth Mulcahy yesterday told the inquest 83-year-old Mr O'Domhnaill had obvious hoof prints on his shirt and that he had fractured ribs, a fractured pelvis and extensive bruising.