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Vocabulary

  • Centimeter: a unit of measurement in the metric system equal to 1/100th of a meter (a nickel is approximately 2 centimeters wide)
  • Impression: the three-dimensional shape left on a surface when pressed upon by an object
  • Partial: incomplete
  • Pattern evidence: information left at a crime scene by tires, shoes or other objects with a particular pattern
  • Print: the two-dimensional mark left on a surface when pressed upon by an object
  • Wear: change to the surface of an object from use