Henry system

noun

Definition of Henry system

: 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

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History and Etymology for Henry system

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 28 Nov. 2020.

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