Entry from US English dictionary
The recording and analysis of a person’s facial characteristics, especially to assist in identifying an individual: the police have set up a system of facial profiling at major sporting events
More example sentences
- There was a tie between facial profiling, videotaping a crowd to identify criminals and terrorists, and second-hand speech, overheard cell-phone conversation.
- Biometric information, such as facial profiling, iris scans and fingerprints were gathered from volunteers in Sheffield and stored on prototype identity cards.
- The use of "facial profiling" by the city police, with cameras scanning the faces of people walking through downtown, has sparked widespread outrage among many here.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: fa·cial pro·fil·ing
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