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biometric

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioral trait used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity, of an Applicant. Facial images, fingerprints, and iriscan samples are all examples of biometrics.
Source(s):
FIPS 201 under Biometric [Withdrawn]

  1. Measurable physical characteristics or personal behavioral traits used to identify, or verify the claimed identity of, an individual. Facial images, fingerprints, and handwriting samples are all examples of biometrics.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (FIPS 201-1 - Adapted)

  2. A physical or behavioral characteristic of a human being.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-32)

  A physical or behavioral characteristic of a human being.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-32 under Biometric