|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"
|4.||[ noun ] a smudge made by a (dirty) finger|