Meaning of footprinting in English:

footprinting

Pronunciation /ˈfʊtprɪntɪŋ/

noun

  • 1The taking and recording of the footprints of an infant, as a means of identification.

  • 2Biology
    More fully "DNA footprinting", "DNase footprinting", "genomic footprinting". Any of various techniques used to determine the sites at which proteins bind to DNA or RNA, employed especially in the study of gene expression and regulation.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The American Magazine. From footprint + -ing.