American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Biometrics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The measurement of life; specifically, the calculation of the probable duration of human life.
- n. That branch of statistical science which treats of the measurable or quantitative properties of living beings (as weight or stature), or of their parts (as the stamens and petals of flowers), or of their activities (as Speed). More specifically, it is the branch of science which treats the measurable or quantitative properties of living beings, or of their parts, or of their activities, as logically or intellectually separable from these beings and as common or general to many of them, for the purpose of establishing laws of inheritance or other general laws. Since it is only as individual and particular living beings that organisms exist in the natural world, and since they are organized and coordinated wholes and not bundles of qualities, many biologists, who admit that the study of biometry is valuable and important, hold that it is not biology but logic, since it deals with human intellectual conceptions or ideas rather than with the actual living world.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Measurement of life; calculation of the probable duration of human life.
- n. a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
“The publication of this Report merely hastens the rapid decadence of "biometry," the foundations of which have already been sapped by the re-discovery of Mendelism in 1900; but it was necessary to refer to the matter here, since in the advertisements and the other printed matter paid for by the alcoholic party, the public is being informed that the children of alcoholic parents have been proved to be, on the whole, superior to those of non-alcoholic parents.”
“I looked further and found her degree was from a Catholic college and was for biometry.”
“The dominant approach to the study of heredity at the time was biometry, spearheaded by Karl Pearson in London, which involved statistical analysis of the phenotypic variation found in natural populations.”
“When we finished the test in the tank, I inserted a new set of biometry probes in all of us, including Simone.”
“I injected a set of biometry probes into his system and have been monitoring the output ever since.”
“I have replaced Richard's biometry set twice already and have very lengthy records of all his critical parameters.”
“The Ramans are certainly watching too," he said, indicating that he thought the biometry was unnecessary.”
“Just after lunch, while I was sitting beside Richard and routinely checking all his biometry, Katie asked me if she could play with Prince Hal and Falstaff.”
“This past spring, as much to keep myself busy as anything, I inserted a set of the leftover biometry probes in each of us and monitored the data for a few weeks.”
“McCoy scowled at the monitor over the exam table where Ensign Lebrun lay, her husband still clutching her hand and spoiling the biometry readings.”
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