Definition of biometry in English:


(also biometrics)


  • [mass noun] The application of statistical analysis to biological data.

    • ‘Until recently, biometrics was the science of statistically evaluating various aspects of life expectancy.’
    • ‘Mathematically trained, he was interested both in systematics and biometry.’
    • ‘During nest checks, we recorded nest content, adult band number, and egg biometry or chick measurements.’
    • ‘Five years later, in 1937, he came to Cornell University's Department of Plant Breeding, so that he could continue genetics and biometry.’
    • ‘Another project includes nursing staff visiting to teach biometry, the measurement of lens strength needed in cataract surgery.’
    • ‘His work involved studying correlation coefficients for the relation between measurements of organs in animals and is important for the beginnings of biometry.’
    • ‘His monograph was a remarkable experimental study, which influenced many people working in a wide range of areas: the physiology of sex of course, but also embryology, endocrinology, biometry.’
    • ‘He was professor of genetics, then of biometry, at University College London, and, 1940-9, chairman of the editorial board of the communist Daily Worker, to which he contributed hundreds of articles.’
    • ‘These histories seem particularly important to consider given the nontechnological aspects of biometrics.’
    • ‘The importance of monticule characters in biometry, functional morphology, and evolution have been discussed elsewhere.’
    • ‘Galton was Charles Darwin's cousin and believed that human evolution could be consciously directed, by using biometry to explain the mechanisms of inheritance that would prescribe new rules for human reproduction.’
    • ‘A natural mathematician, he read psychology and mathematics at Aberdeen before undertaking postgraduate studies in mathematical statistics and biometry.’
    • ‘Wall street traders using biometrics or even quasi biometrics is not commonplace.’
    • ‘Solving this replay problem which has existed since the introduction of biometrics, really opens up many new uses for biometrics.’