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bi·o·met·rics

 (bī′ō-mĕt′rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
2. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.

bi′o·met′ric, bi′o·met′ri·cal adj.
bi′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

bi•o•sta•tis•tics

(ˌbaɪ oʊ stəˈtɪs tɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the application of statistics to biological and medical data.
[1945–50]
bi`o•stat`is•ti′cian (-ˌstæt əˈstɪʃ ən) n.

biometrics, biometry

1. the calculation of the probable extent of human lifespans.
2. the application to biology of mathematical and statistical theory and methods. — biometric, biometrical, adj.
See also: Biology
1. the calculation of the probable extent of human lifespans.
2. the application to biology of mathematical and statistical theory and methods. — biometric, biometrical, adj.
See also: Life
1. the calculation of the probable extent of human lifespans.
2. the application to biology of mathematical and statistical theory and methods. — biometric, biometrical, adj.
See also: Mathematics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biometrics - a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysisbiometrics - a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
Translations
biometriebiometrika

biometrics

[ˌbaɪəˈmetrɪks] NSING biometry [baɪˈɒmətrɪ] Nbiometría f

biometrics

, biometry
nBiometrie f

biometrics

n. biométrica, rama de la biología que estudia los fenómenos biológicos y sus observaciones por medio de análisis de estadística;
biometric identifieridentificador biométrico.
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At JADCS, our goal is not to replace a property's existing security structure, but to build on to it, incorporating the latest innovations in biometric technology and real time security management.
Biometric technology uses unique biological properties to identify individual users in a confined group.
As part of its Homeland Security Solutions initiative, Unisys is partnering with leading biometric technology companies like AcSys Biometrics to develop and deliver tools to accurately identify individuals as a way to control access to physical environments and information systems.
Unlike a PIN or password, the performance of a biometric technology depends a lot on the person using it.
The existing methods of human identification such as identification documents and PIN are not able to cope up with the growing demand for stringent security, which gives a high growth opportunity for the use of biometric technology.
In response to rising fears, consumers now overwhelmingly favor the use of biometric technology to identify individuals through physical characteristics such as fingerprints, facial patterns and hand measurements, and believe this will have the greatest impact to strengthen data and border security.
The Bank of Currituck recently purchased and implemented US Biometrics' AccessQ system for controlling access to various doorways with fingerprint biometric technology.
Integrated Biometric Technology LLC, a Subsidiary of L-1, Provides Fully Automated Fingerprint-Based Applicant Processing System for Background Checks