E-fit - definition of E-fit by The Free Dictionary
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1. (Communications & Information) a technique which uses psychological principles and computer technology to generate a likeness of a face: used by the police to trace suspects from witnesses' descriptions
2. (Communications & Information) an image generated by this technique
[C20: from Electronic Facial Identification Technique]
n → Computer-Phantombild nt
References in periodicals archive
Now police have released the E-FIT
of their youngestever suspect, who is thought to be in primary five.
picture has been released by detectives trying to track down a man after a serious sexual assault in the early hours of New Years Day in Wirral.
A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: "We make every effort to ensure that the e-fits we circulate are as accurate and detailed as they possibly can be from the description provided by the witness.
APPEAL The e-fits released on Sunday of the suspect
Computer e-fits are fast replacing the old photofit system by using sophisticated computer technology.
E-fits of muggers and murderers released by police have played a major role in helping track down and convict criminals, but who's the person who puts them together and how to they do it?