• TermDescription
  • Biometrics

    The measurement of a physical trait that is unique, such as a fingerprint, hand geometry or iris pattern. Can be used as credentials to identify authorized users and to grant or deny access.

  • Break

    To open an electrical circuit.

  • Brownout

    Low line voltage that can cause misoperation of and possible damage to equipment. For example a motor that tries to start at low voltage can actually be in a lock-rotor condition and can overheat.