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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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Located in Central Florida, Clean Footprint is fully engaged in development and solar financing, EPC, solar monitoring, and the operation and maintenance of solar farms.
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We have provided a platform where they can measure their ecological footprints and the results will give them a chance to look at the impact on the environment caused by their actions, and encourage them to change their lifestyle," said Hamdan Khalifa Al Shaer, Director of the Environment Department.
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I did it for the children to see their footprints up here,'' said Alameda, 32, a medical records clerk, who has medallions of her two children, a niece and nephew on the wall.
They have raised the bar compared to other companies who are offsetting their carbon footprint.
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Looking in the garden more footprints I find, A cat had been there leaving footprints behind, Small star like ones of birds I found, Searching for seeds on the cold hard ground.
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