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A visual record of speech, analysed with respect to frequency, duration, and amplitude.
- ‘The principal is familiar: Your child's voice sounds like no one else's because that resonant cavities within her throat create a unique voiceprint.’
- ‘Retinal imaging, voiceprints, hand geometry readers and other biometric technologies permit authentication of individuals with a precision we once thought impossible.’
- ‘A voiceprint checks their identity to prevent cheating.’
- ‘As with fingerprints, there are no two persons who have the same voiceprint.’
- ‘Your stored information will hopefully be secure with fingerprint or voiceprint identification capabilities.’
- ‘While proponents argue that voiceprints are analogous to fingerprints, detractors argue that, unlike fingerprints, voices can change due to illness, injury, or age, making voiceprints far less reliable.’
- ‘Future systems could improve security by validating a voiceprint or fingerprint before allowing the engine to start.’
- ‘To many judges and lawyers involved in the criminal justice system, including leading experts on scientific evidence, voice identification has been equated with voiceprints and voiceprints are too unreliable.’
- ‘Two factor authentication would prevent this - a user would have to be physically present with a fingerprint, voiceprint or smartcard in order to access the system.’
- ‘These systems identify and verify a unique physical characteristic of a person, such as a fingerprint, voiceprint or retina.’
1960s: from the noun voice, on the pattern of fingerprint.
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