The police were able to obtain a set of fingerprints from the suspect.


She was careful not to leave any fingerprints.

check (sth) for, dust sth for, examine sth for, look for

The car is being examined for fingerprints.


The investigator questioned him and took his fingerprints.


The suspect's fingerprints have been matched with those found at the scene of the crime.

reader, scanner
analysis, identification, recognition

Many states have their own fingerprint databases.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fingerprint — fin·ger·print n: the impression of a fingertip on any surface; also: an ink impression of the lines upon the fingertip taken for the purpose of identification (as during the booking procedure following an arrest) see also dna fingerprinting… …   Law dictionary

  • Fingerprint — Fin ger*print, n. [Finger + print.] 1. an impression of the pattern of ridges on the skin of the last joint of a person s finger, left on a surface after a person has touched the surface. Note: Fingerprints left by persons who have committed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fingerprint — fin ger*print v. t. to take an impression of the fingerprints of (a person); as, to fingerprint applicants for a gun permit. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fingerprint — 1859 (n.), 1905 (v.), from FINGER (Cf. finger) + PRINT (Cf. print). Related: Fingerprinted; fingerprinting …   Etymology dictionary

  • fingerprint — ► NOUN ▪ a mark made on a surface by a person s fingertip, useful for purposes of identification. ► VERB ▪ record the fingerprints of …   English terms dictionary

  • fingerprint — [fiŋ′gərprint΄] n. 1. an impression of the lines and whorls on the inner surface of the end joint of the finger, used as by the police in the identification of a person 2. any characteristic or set of characteristics that distinguishes or… …   English World dictionary

  • Fingerprint — This article is about human fingerprints. For other uses, see Fingerprint (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • fingerprint — /fing geuhr print /, n. 1. an impression of the markings of the inner surface of the last joint of the thumb or other finger. 2. such an impression made with ink for purposes of identification. 3. any unique or distinctive pattern that presents… …   Universalium

  • fingerprint — I UK [ˈfɪŋɡə(r)ˌprɪnt] / US [ˈfɪŋɡərˌprɪnt] noun [countable] Word forms fingerprint : singular fingerprint plural fingerprints a mark that you leave on something when you touch it, showing the pattern of lines on the skin of your fingers •… …   English dictionary

  • Fingerprint — Der englischsprachige Begriff Fingerprint (dt. „Fingerabdruck“) bezeichnet in unterschiedlichen Fachbereichen bestimmte charakteristische Merkmale einer Sache, darunter: Fingerprint (Bibliothekswesen), ein charakteristischer Zeichencode zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.