Identification vs Biometrics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between identification and biometrics

is that identification is the act of identifying, or proving to be the same while biometrics is the automated measurement of biological data.

identification

Noun

  • The act of identifying, or proving to be the same.
  • Much education and experience is required for proper identification of bird species
  • The state of being identified.
  • A particular instance of identifying something.
  • information necessary to make a good identification
  • A document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity.
  • The authorities asked for his identification
  • A feeling of support, sympathy, understanding or belonging towards somebody or something.
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  • , year=1998 , author=Hugh Berrington , title=Britain in the nineties , chapter= citation , isbn= , page=192 , passage=In the English South and Midlands, identification' with Britain ran well ahead of '''identification''' with the region; in Yorkshire and the northern England, '''identification''' with the region ran about equal to '''identification''' with Britain; and in Scotland and Wales (but more especially in Scotland) '''identification''' with the region ('Scotland' or 'Wales') ran well ahead of ' identification with Britain.}}

    Derived terms

    * ID * ident

    biometrics

    Noun

    (-)
  • The automated measurement of biological data
  • The measurement and recording of the physical characteristics of an individual for use in subsequent personal identification.