biometry

biometry

[bahy-om-i-tree]
noun
1.
the calculation of the probable duration of human life.
2.
biometrics ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1825–35; bio- + -metry

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biometry or biometrics (baɪˈɒmɪtrɪ, ˌbaɪəˈmɛtrɪks)
 
n
1.  a.  the analysis of biological data using mathematical and statistical methods
 b.  the practice of digitally scanning the physiological or behavioural characteristics of individuals as a means of identification
2.  the statistical calculation of the probable duration of human life
 
biometrics or biometrics
 
n
 
bio'metrically or biometrics
 
adv

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biometry bi·om·e·try (bī-ŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.
The statistical analysis of biological data. Also called biometrics.

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