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Definition of biometrics

1 : biometry
2 : the measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics (such as fingerprint or voice patterns) especially as a means of verifying personal identity

Examples of biometrics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The authentication can also come from a fingerprint or retina scan, neither of which ever leave the end-user device to prevent the biometrics from being stolen. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 12 July 2022 Apple has been moving towards biometrics for a while, with Face ID featuring in its high-range iPhones and tablets. Kate O'flaherty, Forbes, 7 July 2022 The user authenticates using biometrics—in this case, the Touch ID on their Mac—and that's it. Max Eddy, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 The interior's big reach is the idea of the car as mood ring: the designers propose using biometrics to monitor your feelings and vital signs. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 1 June 2022 Cutting-edge technology emulates the effects of common compounds like caffeine and melatonin digitally and stimulates their impacts on your biometrics. Yona Shtern, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 And, for anyone who needs biometrics regarding each second of her slumber, the SleepIQ Technology found in every Sleep Number mattress is designed for you. Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 While the notion of using a person’s voice to verify their identity has been around for a while, CAI takes voice biometrics to the next level. Gaurav Tewari, Forbes, 10 June 2022 The small study examined data from 30 women who became pregnant while wearing Oura rings, consumer wearables designed to track temperature and other biometrics. Mario Aguilar, STAT, 3 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of biometrics

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Biometrics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biometrics. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
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Medical Definition of biometrics

2 : the measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics (such as fingerprint or voice patterns) especially as a means of verifying personal identity


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