noun Date: 1900 1. an impression made by the thumb; especially a print made by the inside of the first joint 2. something that identifies; especially fingerprint 2a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thumbprint — [[t]θʌ̱mprɪnt[/t]] thumbprints also thumb print 1) N COUNT A thumbprint is a mark made by a person s thumb which shows the pattern of lines on its surface. 2) N COUNT If you say that something such as a project has someone s thumbprint on it, you …   English dictionary

  • thumbprint — /thum print /, n. a mark or impression of the ventral surface of the last joint of the thumb. [1895 1900; THUMB + PRINT] * * * …   Universalium

  • thumbprint — noun A print, mark or impression made by a thumb …   Wiktionary

  • thumbprint — Synonyms and related words: boss, bump, colophon, concavity, convexity, dactylogram, dactylograph, dent, dint, embossment, excrescence, fingerprint, footmark, footprint, footstep, fossil footprint, ichnite, ichnolite, impress, impression, imprint …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thumbprint — n. print or marking of a thumb …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thumbprint — noun an impression or mark made by the inner part of the top joint of the thumb. ↘a distinctive identifying characteristic …   English new terms dictionary

  • thumbprint — thumb•print [[t]ˈθʌmˌprɪnt[/t]] n. cvb a mark or impression of the ventral surface of the last joint of the thumb • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • thumbprint — A mark in a signature by mark. Anno: 114 ALR 1116. See fingerprints …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • thumbprint — n. an impression of a thumb esp. as used for identification …   Useful english dictionary

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