One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The unique pattern of a bodily feature such as the retina, iris, or voice, encoded on an identity card and used for recognition and identification purposes.
- ‘Naturally, such a device would need to keep this information tightly encrypted and access to the data would be either by way of a single PIN / password, or even better, by using a biometric signature such as a thumbprint.’
- ‘BAT uses two forms of identification and recognition - fingerprinting and face recognition - to build electronic dossiers tied to biometric signatures.’
- ‘Any biometric signatures that are used must be controlled as specified.’
- ‘These projects can be applied to the detection of skin melanomas, as well as to using the eye as a biometric signature.’
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