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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 However, advanced biometrics will enable passwordless authentication to evolve into a key security asset to seamlessly manage logins. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 May 2021 With a sharp increase in the use of biometrics and the gathering of biological data from things like pacemakers, contact lenses and a whole range of other medical devices, there are real concerns about the security of sensitive data. Steve Durbin, Forbes, 7 May 2021 That set of information, also known as biometrics, is a necessary step for immigrants to renew their visas, adjust their status, continue the green card process and receive an employment authorization document. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2021 But love is more than biometrics and compatibility questionnaires. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2021 Ambient technology will be sensitive to our movement, gaze, posture, body language, heat biometrics, and the nuances in our tone of voice, Cobb said. CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 Clear, known for using biometrics to help people breeze through airport security, has developed a health pass app that will store lab results, health surveys, and, eventually, vaccine certificates. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2021 Clear, a service that lets members use biometrics to verify their identity at airport security and started operating at O’Hare International Airport in 2019, has a Health Pass app. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, 25 Mar. 2021 The law says that private entities must receive individuals’ consent to use their biometrics — a fancy word for measurements taken of the human body — or incur fines of up to $5,000 per use. New York Times, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of biometrics

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of biometrics was in 1902

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6 Jun 2021

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“Biometrics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biometrics. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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