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Definition 1: the visual perception of familiar faces - [noun denoting cognition]

(face recognition is a kind of ...) perception by means of the eyes

Definition 2: biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where face recognition or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they used face recognition to spot known terrorists

Synonyms for face recognition in the sense of this definition

(face recognition is a kind of ...) the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics

"negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification" "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"

(face recognition belongs to category ...) the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear

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