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Dictionary definition for: Fingerprint

1. (n) biometric identification from a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used as evidence in criminal investigations

2. (v) take an impression of a person''s fingerprints

3. (n) a generic term for any identifying characteristic; "that tax bill had the senator''s fingerprints all over it"

4. (n) a smudge made by a (dirty) finger

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