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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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Examples from the web for biometric
  • 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

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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