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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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A full-brother to Lucarno, who completed the Voltigeur and Leger double in 2007, he attempts to follow in those hoofprints after quickeningfromthefrontto make all ahead of Main Sequence in thatrecognisedLeger trial at York last month.
However, the Coolmore team and trainer Aidan O'Brien have no such concerns about their star colt, who will be bidding to follow in the hoofprints of another Ballydoyle legend from yesteryear.
Aidan O'Brien's Camelot is bidding to follow in the hoofprints of Sea The Stars three years ago by adding the premier Classic to his earlier victory in the 2000 Guineas, However, Andrew Balding's Bonfire can spoil the party and help his train emulate his father Ian, who famously sent out the great Mill Reef to victory in 1971.
McNeill's Grumeti ran a cracker to be third in the Triumph to Countrywide Flame and will bid to follow in the hoofprints of stablemate Walkon, who finished second to Zaynar at Cheltenham before going on to land the Grade 1 Hurdle at Aintree.
1855: The "Devil's Footprints" appeared in snowbound South Devon - reportedly, between 40 and 100 miles of cloven hoofprints, eight inches apart in a single line and measuring four inches by two.
Giant's Causeway was narrowly beaten in the Breeders' Cup Classic on his final start as a racehorse, and O'Brien would love to see Await The Dawn follow in the hoofprints of his father.
Red hoofprints lead the reader from the endpaper across the title page to the first page which shows us a smiling donkey above the astonishing statement that 'My uncle's donkey is allowed in the house
COUNTRYSIDE: Having authored the book, Hoofprints in the Sand, and recently read the letter to the editor about equine ethics which questioned my integrity and compassion for the equine, I felt it necessary to respond.
The trainer-jockey combination landed last year's renewal with Denman and 2008 Gold Cup third Neptune Collonges is set to follow in his mighty hoofprints.
The Devil's hoofprints are everywhere in this world if you're an evangelical preacher on the lookout for evil influences of all kinds.
Last year's Highflyer Bloodstock Four Years Old Novices' Chase at Warwick produced an outstanding winner in Alan king's Voy Por Ustedes and Jack The Giant can follow in his hoofprints today, writes Stable Boy.
He appears poised to follow in the hoofprints of 3-year-old Pacific Classic winners Best Pal (1991, the event's inaugural year), General Challenge (1999) and Came Home (2002), or at least runner-up Tiznow (2000, en route to a Horse of the Year title).