the amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere by the activities of an individual, company, country, etc.: the carbon footprint of an overseas flight;how to measure your carbon footprint.
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First recorded in 1995–2000
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British Dictionary definitions for carbon footprint
a measure of the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a single endeavour or by a company, household, or individual through day-to-day activities over a given period
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