biometric

adjective bio·met·ric \ ˌbī-ō-ˈme-trik \
variants: or less commonly biometrical play \-tri-kəl\
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of biometric

: of, relating to, or utilizing biometrics or biometry

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First Known Use of biometric

circa 1893


Medical Dictionary

biometric

adjective bio·met·ric \ -ˈme-trik \
variants: also biometrical play \-ˈme-tri-kəl\

medical Definition of biometric

1 : of or relating to biometry
  • the biometric analysis of infant mortality
2 : utilizing biometrics
  • biometric identification
: identifying individuals based on the analysis or measurement of unique physical or behavioral characteristics
  • Retina scanners are not the only example of biometric technology, which uses machines to identify people by their physical characteristics …
  • DiscoverFebruary 1990


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