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biometric

[bahy-uh-me-trik] /ˌbaɪ əˈmɛ trɪk/
adjective
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.
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  • 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
  • A biometric "collision" is when a measurement matches more than one person.

    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

biometric

/ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
1.
  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
2.
relating to the statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
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Word Origin and History for biometric
adj.

1888, from bio- + -metric.

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