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.



  • 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



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