Definition of faceprinting in English:

faceprinting

noun

  • The process of creating a digital faceprint and using software to compare it with a database of photographs, especially to identify known criminals.

    • ‘What can we citizens do to prevent this situation being used as an excuse for governments to introduce ID cards, increased surveillance, fingerprinting, faceprinting and so on?’
    • ‘Note also, however, that regardless of whether or not you have pre-registered (a process which involves submitting your visa/re-entry permit and passport, and having your fingerprints/faceprint taken), you will still be required to submit to finger/faceprinting each time you enter the country.’

Origin

On the pattern of fingerprinting.

Pronunciation

faceprinting

/ˈfāsˌprin(t)iNG/