biometric

[bahy-uh-me-trik]
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adjective

pertaining to biometry.
pertaining to, noting, or using a person's unique physical and other traits for the purposes of identification and security: a biometric system; biometric readers; a biometric passport.

Nearby words

  1. biomedical,
  2. biomedical engineering,
  3. biomedicine,
  4. biometeorology,
  5. biometer,
  6. biometrician,
  7. biometrics,
  8. biometry,
  9. biomicroscope,
  10. biomicroscopy

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British Dictionary definitions for biometric

biometric

adjective

  1. relating to the analysis of biological data using mathematical and statistical methods
  2. relating to digital scanning of the physiological or behavioural characteristics of individuals as a means of identificationbiometric fingerprinting
relating to the statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
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Word Origin and History for biometric

biometric

adj.

1888, from bio- + -metric.

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