Definition of biometric reader in English:

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biometric reader

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˌmetrik ˈrēdər/


An electronic device that determines identity by detecting and matching physical characteristics.
Example sentences
  • Other systems of checks are perfectly feasible, such as a local card reader and biometric reader verifying identity, removing the need for central records to be kept
  • Connect that to a variety of biometric readers so the bad guys can't hide their identities behind, say, phony fingerprints or contact lenses.
  • Manufacturers will have the option of building high-end features into devices, such as fingerprint and other biometric readers.

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Syllabification: bi·o·met·ric read·er

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