Definition of biometric in English:

biometric

adjective

  • Relating to or involving the application of statistical analysis to biological data.

    ‘a biometric passport’
    • ‘Access is through double doors by a biometric handprint reader.’
    • ‘Using biometric profiling, it would have been possible to make a precise digital map of his face.’
    • ‘Biometric verification is being used in increasingly varied applications.’
    • ‘NASA is testing a biometric authentication system that works over the Internet.’
    • ‘Airline associations are already developing biometric identification standards.’
    • ‘In the latter case, you need to continually worry about the integrity of the biometric database.’
    • ‘Biometric interfaces verify the user's identity by reading his or her retina or fingerprint.’
    • ‘The legislation also grants open-ended authority to require biometric information on IDs in the future.’
    • ‘Opponents also have concerns that biometric devices aren't foolproof, despite scientific claims.’
    • ‘All new U.S. passports must have a biometric chip.’

Pronunciation

biometric

/bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪk/