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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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The projected area of a building or piece of equipment on a horizontal surface.
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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.
The area of the earth's surface that can be covered by a communications satellite at any given time.
The amount and shape of the area occupied by equipment, such as a terminal or microcomputer, on desktop, floor, or other surface area.
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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).
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The floor or desk area taken up by a piece of hardware.
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footprintThe 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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