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[bahy-uh-me-trik] /ˌbaɪ əˈmɛ trɪk/
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. Unabridged
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  • Employers who use biometric time clocks say that employees may initially be wary of it.
  • Heaven said he planned to launch the biometric security measures in the fall.
  • The court decided that a new electoral roll with biometric data could indeed be ready in time.
  • Night-vision cameras, biometric sensors and other gadgets already give snoops access to private spaces.
  • The newest electronic tellers come with built-in lie detectors, rely on biometric security and let you trade cash for gold.
  • Travelers looking to jet to the boarding areas will be able to cut through check-in lines using a biometric scanning system.
  • But the biometric effort still has a long way to go.
  • Heck new airport scanner generate biometric could double check shirt and shoes are the correct size.
  • That's where the biometric fingerprints, background checks and interviews come in, he explained.
  • It may someday contain banking data and biometric data.
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 identification: biometric fingerprinting
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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