Biometrics

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Biometrics Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

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  • a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

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Biometrics Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Biometrics is a field of study which aims to identify or recognise people based on traits they have. Given these traits, a system can be trained to recognise certain people, with a certain probability. Better training usually lowers the probability of falsely identifying someone.

The traits used are of three types:

Most often, the two types are combined, as in voice or signature recognition. Most of these biometrics are seen as "behavioral", but some are linked to the physiology, e.g. of the vocal tract, or of the hand.

Ways to identify a person could be to take a fingerprint of every person, another one could be to let the person sign a document. The data could then be put into a form that a machine can read. At the border, people could again take the fingerprint or the signature, and compare it to the version stored in the passport.



Biometrics Sample Sentences in News


  • Precise Biometrics: Smartphone with Precise BioMatch Mobileā„¢ launched by leading vendor
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  • Apple Pay: Biometrics are the 'Last Chance Saloon' to Prevent Hacking
    Half a decade on from the invention of both the computer password and personal identification numbers, a wave of biometric technologies are finally heralding a new era of more efficient and secure verification. Read more on this news related to 'Biometrics'
  • Biometrics help process drink drivers faster
    Police Minister Michael Woodhouse says the new biometrics system on police booze busses will help keep the annual road toll down. Read more on this news related to 'Biometrics'

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