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Meaning of "Bertillon system" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BERTILLON SYSTEM

Named after Alphonse Bertillon (1853–1914), French criminal investigator.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BERTILLON SYSTEM

Bertillon system  [ˈbɜːtɪˌlɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BERTILLON SYSTEM

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Bertillon system is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BERTILLON SYSTEM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bertillon system

Anthropometry

Anthropometry refers to the measurement of the human individual. An early tool of physical anthropology, it has been used for identification, for the purposes of understanding human physical variation, in paleoanthropology and in various attempts to correlate physical with racial and psychological traits. Today, anthropometry plays an important role in industrial design, clothing design, ergonomics and architecture where statistical data about the distribution of body dimensions in the population are used to optimize products. Changes in lifestyles, nutrition, and ethnic composition of populations lead to changes in the distribution of body dimensions, and require regular updating of anthropometric data collections.

Definition of Bertillon system in the English dictionary

The definition of Bertillon system in the dictionary is a system formerly in use for identifying persons, esp criminals, by means of a detailed record of physical characteristics.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BERTILLON SYSTEM


aquilon
ˈækwɪˌlɒn
Avalon
ˈævəˌlɒn
diencephalon
ˌdaɪɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
echelon
ˈɛʃəˌlɒn
encephalon
ɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
epencephalon
ˌɛpɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
epsilon
ˈɛpsɪˌlɒn
etalon
ˈɛtəˌlɒn
mesencephalon
ˌmɛsɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
metencephalon
ˌmɛtɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
Miquelon
ˈmiːkəˌlɒn
myelencephalon
ˌmaɪɪlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
papillon
ˈpæpɪˌlɒn
propylon
ˈprɒpɪˌlɒn
rhinencephalon
ˌraɪnɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
rhombencephalon
ˌrɒmbɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
telencephalon
ˌtɛlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
thalamencephalon
ˌθæləmɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
upsilon
ˈʌpsɪˌlɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BERTILLON SYSTEM

Bertolucci
Berwick
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwickshire
beryl
beryline
beryllia
berylliosis
beryllium
Berzelius

WORDS THAT END LIKE BERTILLON SYSTEM

alarm system
audio system
central nervous system
computer system
control system
cooling system
digestive system
ecosystem
heating system
immune system
nervous system
one-party system
operating system
respiratory system
solar system
sound system
stem
subsystem
system
the system
water system

Synonyms and antonyms of Bertillon system in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Bertillon system» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BERTILLON SYSTEM

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The translations of Bertillon system from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Bertillon system» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Bertillon系统
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sistema Bertillon
570 millions of speakers

English

Bertillon system
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Bertillon प्रणाली
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

نظام Bertillon
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

система Бертиллон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sistema de Bertillon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাটারিলন সিস্টেম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

système Bertillon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sistem Bertillon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bertillon System
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Bertillonシステム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Bertillon 시스템
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sistem Bertillon
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hệ thống Bertillon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெர்டிலன் அமைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बर्टिलोन प्रणाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bertillon sistemi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sistema Bertillon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

System Bertillon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

система Бертіллон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sistemul Bertillon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σύστημα Bertillon
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Bertillon stelsel
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Bertillon systemet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Bertillon system
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Bertillon system

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BERTILLON SYSTEM»

The term «Bertillon system» is barely ever used and occupies the 193.764 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BERTILLON SYSTEM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Bertillon system

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BERTILLON SYSTEM»

Discover the use of Bertillon system in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Bertillon system and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography
Bertillon's system worked best with male prisoners. Anthropometric measurements relied on tightly applying calipers and rulers to body parts. This practice required more physical intimacy between the Bertillon operator and the prisoner's body ...
John Hannavy, 2013
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Crime and Punishment: A History of the Criminal Justice System
First used by the police of Paris in 1882, by the following year the Bertillon system had been used to identify 49 criminals. Named after its creator, Alphonse Bertillon (1835–1914), the system required the measurement of the width and length of ...
Mitchel Roth, 2010
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The Contest of Meaning: Critical Histories of Photography
42 Alphonse Bertillon, "The Bertillon System of Identification," Forum 11:3 (May 1891), p. 335. 43 Ibid., p. 331. 44 Alphonse Bertillon, L'identite des recidivistes et la hi de relegation (Paris: Masson, 1883), p. 1 1. 45 Bertillon, Identification ...
Richard Bolton, 1992
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Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the ...
By the end of the 1890s, the Bertillon system was widely adopted, transformed, and simplified by police departments throughout the world.66 The rhetoric surrounding its adoption spoke of the global and inevitable march of progress, ...
Michelle Caswell, 2014
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Tracing Technologies: Prisoners' Views in the Era of CSI
The result of this advantage was that by 1930, fingerprinting had replaced the Bertillon-system as the dominant method and system of criminal identification practically anywhere, even in France. This technological shift brought about changes ...
Dr Barbara Prainsack, Professor Helena Machado, 2013
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The Origins of Criminology: A Reader
... also publicized it through shorter works, such as this article for The Forum, a journal read by criminal justice reformers. This extract reprints significant parts of the article “The Bertillon system ofidentification,” The Forum 11 (3) (1891): 330– 41.
Nicole H. Rafter, 2009
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Forgotten Reformer: Robert McClaughry and Criminal Justice ...
Their record is more secure than by any other system ever devised. The proposed statistical collection does not give the name of any prisoner. We only want the number, not the name. There is no inquiry into heredity. The Bertillon system puts ...
Frank Morn, 2011
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Reasoned and Unreasoned Images: The Photography of ...
62 Since we take note only of striking anomalies of form, such as unusually large heads or very small ears, the data of Bertillon's system have no place in this unmotivated seeing—they serve the alien purpose of falling into a binomial curve .
Josh Ellenbogen, 2012
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Historical Dictionary of Law Enforcement
28 BERTILLON SYSTEM fied a forged signature of the French army captain Alfred Dreyfus as legitimate, leading to the captain's imprisonment for treason on Devil's Island. The Bertil- lon system* was brought into question in 1904 when ...
Mitchel P. Roth, James Stuart Olson, 2001
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Good Order and Safety: A History of the St. Louis ...
That department had instituted the Bertillon system in 1888. The Bertillon system had been created in 1879 by Alphonse Bertillon, who, as a French policeman, saw that criminal identification in France consisted of “bribing suspects to name ...
Allen Eugene Wagner, 2008

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BERTILLON SYSTEM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Bertillon system is used in the context of the following news items.
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March 6, 1912: Police start photographing crooks
The Bertillon system, also known as Bertillonage, was a minor sensation in its day. One Paris newspaper declared Bertillonage “the greatest ... «Edmonton Journal, Mar 15»
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Does 'body recognition' have the measure of criminals?
Confidence in the Bertillon system of criminal identification faded in the early 20th century when it was discovered that some people shared the ... «Planet Biometrics, Nov 14»
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10 Murderers Who Changed How We Investigate Murder
He also came up with the "Bertillon System," a complicated set of measurements that involved measuring everything on a criminal, from the arm ... «io9, Oct 14»
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When fact trumps crime fiction
The Bertillon system, what is now known as the “mug shot,” was the popular method of identifying criminals at the time, helping to keep better ... «Toronto Star, Oct 14»
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Tracing the History of Biometrics
Some police adopted the Bertillon system (a.k.a. anthropometrics), invented in France, which recorded arm-length, height and other body ... «Government Technology, Oct 12»
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In Black and White, a Gritty History of New York Crime
While fingerprints were being taken, the authorities still relied heavily on the Bertillon system of body measurements, markings and personality ... «New York Times, May 12»
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What's in a Name? (Part 2)
The Bertillon system was introduced in 1882. Fingerprinting had been around in one form or another before, but by World War I, they were ... «New York Times, May 12»
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San Jose mob lynched kidnappers in 1933
Each subdivision has an appropriate symbol. The system will be used in conjunction with the Bertillon system of measuring criminals, already ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 08»
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Hot on the trail of cold 1911 ax murders
Haverkorn said that in 1911, police agencies still were using the Bertillon System, in which physical measurements were taken, to identify ... «Denver Post, Apr 07»

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