noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of biometrics
Examples from the Web for biometrics
In the Appendix reference is made to various publications, mostly inexpensive, which deal with biometrics.Parenthood and Race Culture|Caleb Williams Saleeby
"application of mathematics to biology," 1902, from biometric (also see -ics); slightly earlier in this sense was biometry (1901), which was coined by Whewell and used by him and others with a sense of "calculation of life expectancy" (1831).
The measuring and analysis of such physical attributes as facial features and voice or retinal scans. This technology can be used to define an individual's unique identity, often for security purposes.