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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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The field team that found the footprints included several archaeologists, students from the University of Victoria, as well as representatives from the Heiltsuk First Nation and the Wuikinuxv First Nation.
Besides, using energy efficient appliances or saves energy usage are also able to lower our carbon footprint as most of the carbon dioxide emissions are mostly from energy sector.
A first-pass carbon footprint can therefore be carried out only for Scopes 1 and 2 and be reasonably confident that the major C[O.sub.2]e emissions have been captured with good data.
M&H list water footprint values for three types of "dry beans." All three have the same water footprints in North Dakota.
No footprints are preserved on the floor surrounding the sculptures.
To join Clean Footprint for this free solar webinar, interested parties are asked to register in advance for webinar by visiting their website and clicking on the banner at the top of the home page.
The La Rueda tracksite (LRU) is a new outcrop from La Rioja with ten small (length < 15 cm) tridactyl footprints. Leonardi (1981) suggested that there are just a few tracksites described with small dinosaur footprints in the world fossil record.
Qatar has the biggest ecological footprint, followed by Kuwait.
It also is possible that the recommended footprint does not fit.
The error is maximum for strains computed under the loading area and close to it, whereas it tends to be negligible for distances between 0.4-0.5 m away from the footprint. In fact, around this distance only the load force becomes significant being the effect of load geometry negligible.
With the low footprint model the burner and heat exchanger, which on the standard model are located vertically at the side of the cooking chamber, have been repositioned to sit horizontally across the top of the chamber.
Canada-based Seed Hawk Inc has become the first agricultural equipment company in the world to receive Carbon Trust carbon footprint certification.