Definition of fingerprinting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fingerprinting

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈfɪŋɡəprɪntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪŋɡərprɪntɪŋ//
 
[uncountable] Solving crime
 
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the practice of recording somebody’s fingerprints, often used by the police to identify criminals see also DNA fingerprinting, genetic fingerprinting See related entries: Solving crime
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fingerprinting