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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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Within each kilometer (1, 2, and 6) of water in the same plots, 60 soil samples containing clearly defined paw and hoof prints were randomly collected.
Gary Lashinsky's World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, who were immortalized this summer with a hoof print ceremony at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California, will place the commemorative block of cement on eBay (www.
What if she's telling" Teagan's mother murmured, and her husband, crouching to inspect the hoof prints, shook his head.
The giant hoof prints on the beach at the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is a beautiful way to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as it captures the free spirit of our wonderful partner, the horse.
The 15-year-old, of Wyken, left rivals trailing in the hoof prints of her 11-year-old gelding Strong Bow as she landed the BRC/ AmTrust RWHS Under-17s Championships with a superb clear round and the fastest time of the competition at the World Class Castle Arena.
People come and go, but horses leave hoof prints on your heart.
A light snow will quiet things down, and even a hit that does not produce a ton of sign will still yield hoof prints that can be tracked.
It was the third straight win in the race for Bolger, the 20-1 winner following in the hoof prints of Teofilo and New Approach.
Mr Hanrahan's wallet and mobile phone were found near his body and the ground was heavily pitted with hoof prints.
RUMOURS were abound over the identity of the mystery galloper when trainers and jockeys walked the course before racing on Monday and saw hoof prints leading over the first two hurdles.
Our point is they leave hoof prints on the greens, burrow holes into the ground and cause a nuisance to players.
He'll be trying to follow in the hoof prints of 3-year-old winners Best Pal (1991) and General Challenge (1999).