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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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You don't have to be a horse person to appreciate Hoofprints in the Sand.
KEVIN RYAN has always believed Amadeus Wolf would make up into a champion sprinter and the son of 2001 July Cup hero Mozart can follow in his dad's hoofprints.
Markovitch had no answers to runaway winner Red Rocks, who was following in the hoofprints of classy stablemate David Junior in the Fairway Stakes.
The eight-year-old bids to follow in the hoofprints of Asian Heights last season and St Expedit the previous two years by winning this Group Three contest over an extended one mile and five furlongs.
2) Smarty Jones (pictured), winner of all six of his races, follows in the hoofprints of 17 horses who brought undefeated records into the Kentucky Derby.
Camelot now bids to follow in the hoofprints of Sea The Stars, who completed the Guineas-Derby double in 2009, but O'Brien acknowledges it is not a straightforward task.
FEAST DAY OF ST TEILO 1855: The "Devil's Footprints" appeared in snowbound South Devon - several long tracks of cloven hoofprints, claimed to add up to 100 miles.
55 Newmarket SP forecast 7-4 Aidan O'Brien's juvenile filly is looking to follow in the hoofprints of stablemate Lillie Langtry, who won this sales race last year, and Together could prove to be a class apart from this lot.
Katchit followed in the hoofprints of Detroit City 12 months earlier by supplementing his JCB Triumph Hurdle victory in the John Smith's Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
Nice to see a girl following in her mother's hoofprints.
When Jennet McLeod takes to the road today in the hoofprints of Methodist pioneer John Wesley she will be enjoying two passions.
Wayne Lukas hopes Surfside will follow in the not-so-dainty hoofprints of fillies Winning Colors, Serena's Song and Althea, using Saturday's Las Virgenes Stakes as a steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby.