biometry

[ bahy-om-i-tree ]
/ baɪˈɒm ɪ tri /

noun

the calculation of the probable duration of human life.

Origin of biometry

First recorded in 1825–35; bio- + -metry
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Examples from the Web for biometry

  • It has been often supposed that the methods of the two schools (biometry and Mendelism) are antagonistic.

    Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • Biometry (life measure), the study of biology by statistical methods.

    Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for biometry

biometry

biometrics (ˌbaɪəˈmɛtrɪks)

/ (baɪˈɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun (functioning as singular)

  1. the analysis of biological data using mathematical and statistical methods
  2. the practice of digitally scanning the physiological or behavioural characteristics of individuals as a means of identification
the statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life

Derived Forms

biometrically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for biometry

biometry

[ bī-ŏmĭ-trē ]

n.

The statistical analysis of biological data.biometrics
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