positive identification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n positive identification evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
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Usage

In literature:

The best that we could get by explaining matters to Sime would be a positive identification of Spatola, or the reverse.
"Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" by John T. McIntyre
She was positive that she was right in her identification of the visitor, Collins.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls in the Hills" by Janet Aldridge
The guy at the drive-in made a positive identification; it's the one he sold Fleming.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
Do you know what positive identification means?
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
This casket had been left at the house pending the arrival of the representative from Rome, subject to positive identification.
"Oscar the Detective" by Harlan Page Halsey
Her identification of the dead man had been positive and complete.
"Ray's Daughter" by Charles King
The male subject may have a strong, positive identification with his mother rather than his father.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Nearer and nearer it came, intent on positive identification of the war vessel below it.
"The Solar Magnet" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
We just now got positive identification.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
At a distance, however, positive identification may be difficult.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
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In news:

The first step in any rights-management system is positive identification of material and of the rights owner.
Positive identification was made Tuesday of a decomposed body found Friday in Palmyra Township.
Dental records were used to make positive identification.
The quickest way to make a positive identification would be through a dental records match, Luzerne County Acting Coroner William Lisman said.
Friends and family wait for positive identification of body found earlier in the week.
Spokesman Mark Young says the suspect is a juvenile and was arrested without incident with help from the Police Tip Line and positive photo identification from the 25-year-old victim.
MARS – JANUARY 15: In this handout from NASA, an image from the rover 's front hazard identification camera shows the rover 's view of the Martian landscape from its new position, 1 meter (3 feet) northwest of the lander January 15, 2004.
Streamlined by digital video and security management, SSI's loss prevention customer benefits from POS and positive identification.
Thanks to her "100 percent positive" identification, Ann Meng's rapist was sentenced to five life terms.
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