voice·​print | \ˈvȯis-print \

Definition of voiceprint 

: an individually distinctive pattern of certain voice characteristics that is spectrographically produced

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Johnson cautions that these voiceprints are just one tool in volcanologists’ arsenal. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Why this volcano in Ecuador sounds like it’s breathing," 13 June 2018 But what’s particularly notable in the movie is that the clearance process is handled automatically, using biometrics, or specifically, voiceprint identification. Stephen Wolfram, WIRED, "2001: A Space Odyssey Predicted The Future—50 Years Ago," 3 Apr. 2018 Transactions with Assistant will still require authentication beyond just your voiceprint to send money — either with your fingerprint or your Google password. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "You can finally send money to your contacts by asking Google Assistant," 22 Mar. 2018 Others are looking into retinal scans, voiceprints, and heartbeats. Pm Editors, Popular Mechanics, "110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years," 10 Dec. 2012 In Xinjiang's Sheche County, suppliers were being sought for voiceprint collection systems and 3-D portrait systems, according to a security official surnamed Yin, who declined to give further details. Matthew Brown, Fox News, "China moves to expand DNA testing in Muslim region," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of voiceprint

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for voiceprint

voice + fingerprint

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