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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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In other testimony Tuesday, a Glendale detective admitted that investigators lied to Michael Demirdjian about evidence they had against him - such as a videotape of him entering the school playground, a bloody shoe print found on one of the victims that matched his shoes, and bloodstains found in Demirdjian's shower - in an attempt to elicit more information from him.
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Authorities analyzed a bloody shoe print lifted from the crime scene but they were unable to make a conclusive match.
At the crime scene, police found a bloody Reebok shoe print but crime analysts were unable to conclusively make a match.
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Smith testified authorities found a bloody shoe print from sneakers at the playground, near the bodies.
Prosecutors say a combination of circumstantial and scientific evidence ( including a shoe print left on the bathroom floor ( would prove Voisey had been the attacker.
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Using blow-up pictures of bloody footprints - some of them leading away from the crumpled body of Nicole Brown Simpson lying in a pool of blood - Bodziak showed how a unique shoe print could be discerned.
Blood marks on the sliding doors of a wardrobe and shoe prints led to Nash being identified.