Identikit picture
Identikit Identikit prop. n. [trademark] A set of images containing a wide variety of facial features, such as noses, hairlines, chins, etc. on transparencies which can be overlayed in combinations to build up a picture of a person; it is used by police agencies to create concrete images of a crime suspect from the descriptions of witnesses; the image created with the kit is also called an Identikit, or more properly an {Identikit picture}. [Trademark]

Syn: Identikit picture. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Identikit picture — noun a likeness of a person s face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought • Syn: ↑Identikit • Usage Domain: ↑trademark …   Useful english dictionary

  • Identikit — prop. n. [trademark] A set of images containing a wide variety of facial features, such as noses, hairlines, chins, etc. on transparencies which can be overlayed in combinations to build up a picture of a person; it is used by police agencies to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • identikit — idéntikit o identikit Esta voz, tomada del inglés identikit (picture), se emplea en algunos países americanos, como la Argentina, el Uruguay o el Ecuador, con el sentido de ‘imagen de una persona dibujada a partir de los rasgos físicos que… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • idéntikit — o identikit Esta voz, tomada del inglés identikit (picture), se emplea en algunos países americanos, como la Argentina, el Uruguay o el Ecuador, con el sentido de ‘imagen de una persona dibujada a partir de los rasgos físicos que describe quien… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • identikit™ — i|den|ti|kit™ [aıˈdentıˌkıt] n BrE [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: identity + kit] 1.) a method used by the police in which a picture of a criminal is produced from descriptions given by people who have seen the crime take place American Equivalent:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • identikit — [[t]aɪde̱ntɪkɪt[/t]] identikits N COUNT An identikit or an identikit picture is a drawing of the face of someone the police want to question. It is made from descriptions given to them by witnesses to a crime. Compare Photofit. [mainly BRIT,… …   English dictionary

  • identikit — [ī den′tə kit΄] adj. 〚< Identi Kit, trademark for a set of transparencies depicting types of noses, eyes, etc. that can be combined variously to form a composite face /span> IDENTI(FICATION) + KIT1〛 like or suggesting a composite picture, as of… …   Universalium

  • identikit — [ī den′tə kit΄] adj. [< Identi Kit, trademark for a set of transparencies depicting types of noses, eyes, etc. that can be combined variously to form a composite face < IDENTI(FICATION) + KIT1] like or suggesting a composite picture, as of… …   English World dictionary

  • identikit — ► NOUN trademark ▪ a picture of a person sought by the police, reconstructed from typical facial features according to witnesses descriptions. ► ADJECTIVE often derogatory ▪ very typical and ordinary; having few unique features …   English terms dictionary

  • picture — I n. photograph 1) to snap, take a picture drawing, image, painting 2) to draw; paint; retouch a picture 3) to frame; hang a picture 4) (BE) an Identikit (T) picture 5) in a picture (did you see the animals in the picture?) 6) (misc.) as pretty… …   Combinatory dictionary

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