from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Biometrics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The measurement of life; specifically, the calculation of the probable duration of human life.
  • noun 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).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Measurement of life; calculation of the probable duration of human life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The analysis of biological statistical data; biometrics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis


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  • 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.

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  • I looked further and found her degree was from a Catholic college and was for biometry.

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  • I looked further and found her degree was from a Catholic college and was for biometry.

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  • 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.

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  • "The Ramans are certainly watching too," he said, indicating that he thought the biometry was unnecessary.

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  • 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.

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  • When we finished the test in the tank, I inserted a new set of biometry probes in all of us, including Simone.

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  • 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.

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  • I injected a set of biometry probes into his system and have been monitoring the output ever since.

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  • I have replaced Richard's biometry set twice already and have very lengthy records of all his critical parameters.

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  • To shrink my unwelcome enormity

    And profit by healthful conformity

    On my bicycle ride

    The Fitbit's my guide,

    Reporting on crucial biometry.

    June 1, 2016