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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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