Biometric definition in Computer Security terms:
Definition(s): A measurable, physical characteristic or personal behavioral trait used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity, of an applicant. Facial images, fingerprints, and iris image samples are all examples of biometrics.
Source(s): FIPS 201-2
Measurable physical characteristics or personal behavioral traits used to identify, or verify the claimed identity of, an individual. Facial images, fingerprints, and handwriting samples are all examples of biometrics.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (Adapted from FIPS 201-1)
The stored electronic information pertaining to a biometric. This information can be in terms of compressed pixels or in terms of some characteristic (e.g., patterns).
Source(s): NIST SP 800-156
reference: CSRC Glossary