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fin·ger·print

fingerprint

 
pronunciation:
fIng gr prInt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a mark made by the tip of a finger on an object that it has touched. Police and hospital records keep fingerprints made by a finger dipped in ink. These are used for identification, because no two people have the same fingerprint.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: fingerprints, fingerprinting, fingerprinted
definition: to take the fingerprints of.
The police fingerprinted the suspect at the station.