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E-FIT

/ˈiːfɪt/
noun trademark
1.
a technique which uses psychological principles and computer technology to generate a likeness of a face: used by the police to trace suspects from witnesses' descriptions
2.
an image generated by this technique
Word Origin
C20: from Electronic Facial Identification Technique
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Contemporary definitions for e-fit
noun

a sophisticated computer program for reconstructing a facial appearance from composite pictures; a picture so produced

Word Origin

E 'electronic' + fit after Photofit

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