positive identification

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Noun1.positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
key - a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access; "a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it"
identification number, number - a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
identity card, card - a card certifying the identity of the bearer; "he had to show his card to get in"
countersign, password, watchword, parole, word - a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group; "he forgot the password"
identification - evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
green card - a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States; "he was surprised to discover that green cards are no longer green"
I.D., ID - a card or badge used to identify the bearer; "you had to show your ID in order to get in"
charge card, charge plate, credit card, plastic - a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered; "do you take plastic?"
debit card - a card (usually plastic) that enables the holder to withdraw money or to have the cost of purchases charged directly to the holder's bank account
smart card - a plastic card containing a microprocessor that enables the holder to perform operations requiring data that is stored in the microprocessor; typically used to perform financial transactions
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IAFIS provides a 2-hour turnaround time for electronically submitted criminal prints, which potentially can result in positive identifications in criminal cases.
Veritec's codes, affixed to cards via patented software and electronically printed, with two-dimensional matrix symbology[TM], perform without using chips of any kind, making them robust and secure cards for any card holder, for any purpose, from positive identification to debit banking.
Eventually, the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) technologies, when fully operational, will reduce the use of nonbiometric identification because positive identification will be available in minutes.
To date it has been tested on more than 600 urine samples without giving a single false positive identification, Bailey reports.
The NEC AFIS installed at the Metro-Nashville Police Department is a fully integrated system, supporting positive identification at time of booking, tenprint and latent transactions, palm print matching in addition to a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliant archive system.
Although police believe the victim is the missing Anaheim man, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has not yet made a positive identification.

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