a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface;
"the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important;
"the footprints of an earlier civilization"
the area taken up by some object;
"the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"
- The footprint of a microcomputer; the footprint of a communications satellite.
- A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, an animal, or a thing.
- A mold, as of a footprint, made for use in a criminal investigation.