Is it correct English to use the word fingerprinting as noun?


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June 16, 2015 6:56AM

Yes, the word 'fingerprinting' is a gerund, the present participle of the verb to fingerprint that functions as a noun. The present participle of the verb also functions as an adjective.

Example uses:

Fingerprinting was the key to identifying the perpetrator. (noun)

They will be fingerprinting family members for elimination purposes. (verb)

We're taking a course in the fingerprinting process. (adjective)