1. pertaining to biometry.
  2. 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for biometric

Contemporary Examples of biometric

Historical Examples of biometric

  • A biometric "collision" is when a measurement matches more than one person.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • It's a biometric identifier, like fingerprints or retina-scans, but it's got a lot more "collisions" than either of those.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

  • In the text I have availed myself of biometric, genetic and other results impartially.

    Parenthood and Race Culture

    Caleb Williams Saleeby

  • With the progress of Mendelian research, biometric methods must be supplemented with pedigree studies.

    Applied Eugenics

    Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for biometric


    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
  1. relating to the statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
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Word Origin and History for biometric

1888, from bio- + -metric.

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