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Biometric identification. Computer artwork of a human eye overlaid with a human fingerprint. Both contain unique patterns that can be used to determine the identity of an individual. When scanned, a computer will divide the scan into areas that are then compared to information already stored in a database. The process of automated identification of people using unique physiological traits is known as biometric identification.
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