Myschool CBT Challenge Season 6 - Prizes Worth N300,000 To Be Won!

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF FINGERPRINT?

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF FINGERPRINT?

To get notifications when anyone posts a new answer to this question,
Follow New Answers

Post an Answer

Please don't post or ask to join a "Group" or "Whatsapp Group" as a comment. It will be deleted. To join or start a group, please click here

JAMB 2020 CBT Mobile App - Download Now, It's Free!
JAMB 2020 CBT Software - Download Now, It's Free!

Answers (2)

Gaby
5 months ago
an impression or mark made on a
surface by a person's fingertip, able to
be used for identifying individuals from
the unique pattern of whorls and lines
on the fingertips.
isaaq
5 months ago
A fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger.[1] The recovery of fingerprints from a crime scene is an important method of forensic science. Fingerprints are easily deposited on suitable surfaces (such as glass or metal or polished stone) by the natural secretions of sweat from the eccrine glands that are present in epidermal ridges. These are sometimes referred to as "Chanced Impressions".

In a wider use of the term, fingerprints are the traces of an impression from the friction ridges of any part of a human or other primate hand. A print from the sole of the foot can also leave an impression of friction ridges.

Deliberate impressions of fingerprints may be formed by ink or other substances transferred from the peaks of friction ridges on the skin to a relatively smooth surface such as a fingerprint card.[2] Fingerprint records normally contain impressions from the pad on the last joint of fingers and thumbs, although fingerprint cards also typically record portions of lower joint areas of the fingers.

Human fingerprints are detailed, nearly unique, difficult to alter, and durable over the life of an individual, making them suitable as long-term markers of human identity. They may be employed by police or other authorities to identify individuals who wish to conceal their identity, or to identify people who are incapacitated or deceased and thus unable to identify themselves, as in the aftermath of a natural disaster. Fingerprint analysis, in use since the early 20th century, has led to many crimes being solved.[3] This means that many criminals consider gloves essential.[4][5] In 2015, the identification of s*x by testing the fingerprint biochemical content (rather than visual pattern) has been reported.
Ask Your Own Question

Quick Questions

See More English Language Questions
 
JAMB 2020 CBT Mobile App - Download Now, It's Free!
JAMB 2020 CBT Software - Download Now, It's Free!
JAMB 2020 CBT Software Agents - Click Here to Apply