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authentication

Biometrics
The use of a personal feature—e.g., face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator—to verify a person’s identity, and restrict access to private information to authorised persons.

Informatics
Confirmation of a user's identity, generally through a user name and password.
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authentication

Biometrics The use of a personal feature, eg, face, hand, fingerprint, signature, voice, iris, or other highly specific indicator to verify a person's identity, and restrict access to information to authorized persons; confirmation of a user's identity, generally through user name and password or biometric characteristics. See Biometrics. Cf Authorization.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

au·then·ti·ca·tion

(aw-thenti-kāshŭn)
Protocol to confirm the identify someone logged onto a computer.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

authentication

(o-then″ti-kā′shŏn)
In an electronic health record or other computer system, a security mechanism (such as a digital signature) that provides for a unique means of identifying a system user.
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To determine the most suitable tasks, brainwaves of test subjects were measured performing seven different mental activities to authenticate their identity.
Instead, we contracted with Experian, one the nation's largest credit bureaus, to authenticate PINs using the variables of name, date of birth and Social Security number.
Merchants authenticate personal checks through check verification companies.
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The irony is that he must use the piano to accomplish such a change, to authenticate his identity, just as every male in his family has done since its construction.
Summary: Arizona [United States], August 9 (ANI): Researchers have invented a new method of authentication which will identify a person's hand gestures or fingers making a motion in the air to authenticate their identity.

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