Definition of signaletic in US English:

signaletic

adjective

  • Of or relating to data used for the criminal identification system Bertillonage. Now historical.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). In sense 1 either irregularly from sign + -al + -etic, or perhaps from signal + -etic; perhaps compare French signalétique containing a description of a thing, marking a thing.

Pronunciation

signaletic

/sɪɡnəˈlɛtɪk/