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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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Where hoofprints appear, they're now behind the trees bearing cameras.
In this layer the hoofprints of cattle, much smaller than in the lower set of prints, are found together with red and roe deer tracks.
It could have been a disaster, but the runners were headed to the nearside rail anyway after the change in ground," explained Sweeney who dismounted from Carbon Hoofprint soon after the line following the two-and-a-halflength win over Mr Udagawa.
It was a good effort by Carbon Hoofprint, because we feared he wouldn't like the soft ground," added Sweeney.
But Daddy is smarter than the rustlers and he leaves a telltale path of hoofprints for his kids to follow as he travels the country.
4m After the Festival, there are around 4million hoofprints on the racecourse
NEWSBOYS SAYS: KINGSBARNS is taken to follow in the hoofprints of St Nicholas Abbey and Camelot to give Aidan O'Brien a third Racing Post Trophy in the last four years.
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.