1. [ noun ] 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
Related terms: clue print biometric_authentication thumbprint loop
2. [ verb ] take an impression of a person's fingerprints
Related terms: reproduce fingermark
3. [ noun ] a generic term for any identifying characteristic

"that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it"

Related terms: identification
4. [ noun ] a smudge made by a (dirty) finger
Synonyms: fingermark
Related terms: smudge
Similar spelling:   fingerprinting