Henry system

noun

: a system of numerical and letter classification of fingerprint patterns that treats the ten fingers as a unit and forms the basis of the majority of identification systems employed in English-speaking countries

Word History

Etymology

after Sir Edward Henry †1931 British government official

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“Henry system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Henry%20system. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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