Definition of faceprinting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfāsˌprin(t)iNG/ /ˈfeɪsˌprɪn(t)ɪŋ/


  • The process of creating a digital faceprint and using software to compare it with a database of photographs, especially to identify known criminals.

    ‘Note also, however, that regardless of whether or not you have pre-registered (a process which involves submitting your visa/re-entry permit and passport, and having your fingerprints/faceprint taken), you will still be required to submit to finger/faceprinting each time you enter the country.’
    • ‘What can we citizens do to prevent this situation being used as an excuse for governments to introduce ID cards, increased surveillance, fingerprinting, faceprinting and so on?’


On the pattern of fingerprinting.