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fingerprint

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Etymology

From finger + print.

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Noun

Singular
fingerprint

Plural
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  1. The unique natural pattern of ridges on the tips of the fingers.
  2. The patterns left on surfaces where uncovered fingertips have touched.
  3. (computing) Unique identification for public key in asymmetric cryptosystem.

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Verb

Infinitive
to fingerprint

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to fingerprint (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To take somebody's fingerprints.
    The jail staff fingerprints its 'guests' routinely

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