"fingerprint" in the noun sense
a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
a generic term for any identifying characteristic
"that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it"
3. fingermark, fingerprint
a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
"fingerprint" in the verb sense
take an impression of a person's fingerprints
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