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facial profiling Syllabification: fa·cial pro·fil·ing

Definition of facial profiling in English:


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
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  • 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.

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