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noun [countable] footprint pronunciation in British English /ˈfʊtˌprɪnt/
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  1. 1
    a mark made by a human or animal foot, especially in a soft surface such as earth, snow, or sand
    a set of footprints in the sand
    1. a.
      a dirty mark made by a foot or shoe on a floor
      muddy footprints
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  2. 3
    the amount of land, energy, water etc that a person or organization uses in order to exist or operate
    Government is urging businesses to reduce their carbon footprint.


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