Biometric definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

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

A physical or behavioral characteristic of a human being.
Source(s): CNSSI 4009-2015 (NIST SP 800-32)
NIST SP 800-32

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

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary