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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
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Footprint

The projected area of a building or piece of equipment on a horizontal surface.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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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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The van with its pawprint livery can be seen all over the Teesside area and is becoming quite a hit with local dog owners.
The Kenzie Project by Pawprint Theatrical Productions promotes the borough's clean, green and sustainable agenda.
Over the next two months, schools across Sandwell will host 50 Eco Girl performances by Pawprint Theatrical Productions.
The film was made in association with Pawprint Theatrical Productions and Post Office Studios and funded by the Local Network Fund.
Fourteen borough schools were the latest to receive a visit from Eco Girl - a Pawprint Theatrical production.
Police are hunting the massive feline after a pawprint measuring 4in by 3.5in backed up numerous sightings by walkers in the area.