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biometry

Line breaks: bi|om¦etry
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈɒmɪtri
 
/
(also biometrics /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪks/)

Definition of biometry in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The application of statistical analysis to biological data.
Example sentences
  • A natural mathematician, he read psychology and mathematics at Aberdeen before undertaking postgraduate studies in mathematical statistics and biometry.
  • Until recently, biometrics was the science of statistically evaluating various aspects of life expectancy.
  • Mathematically trained, he was interested both in systematics and biometry.

Derivatives

biometric

1
Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Apparently there is a growing trend to use biometric technologies in schools.
  • A biometric system compares the biometric feature of a person to the biometric feature on file.
  • A better question concerns what is done with the biometric data, and what kinds of biometric data are used.

biometrical

2
Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Segregation analysis is a biometrical approach used to delineate major gene, polygenic and nongenetic components for traits, which aggregate in families due to biologic relationships and shared environments.
  • To date, the embryo-lethal system in conifers has been studied using biometrical genetics because of its importance to evolution, conservation biology, and plant breeding.
  • This null hypothesis is, however, by definition false for traits that have been shown by prior biometrical analyses to have nonzero heritabilities.

biometrician

3
Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)mɪˈtrɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • The story of the emergence of theoretical population genetics, out of a tension between biometricians and Mendelians, has been told eloquently by Provine.
  • The great debate between the Mendelians and the biometricians had begun.
  • Furthermore examinations themselves need to be peer reviewed not only by teachers but also by psychologists and biometricians specializing in writing and testing.

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