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id

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noun \ˈid\

Simple Definition of id

  • psychology : a part of a person's unconscious mind that relates to basic needs and desires

Full Definition of id

  1. :  the one of the three divisions of the psyche in psychoanalytic theory that is completely unconscious and is the source of psychic energy derived from instinctual needs and drives — compare ego, superego

Origin of id

New Latin, from Latin, it


First Known Use: 1924

Rhymes with id


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id

abbreviation

Definition of id

  1. idem




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ID

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noun \ˈī-ˈdē\

Simple Definition of ID

  • : to find out the identity of (someone or something)

Full Definition of ID

plural ID's or IDs

  1. :  a document (as a card) bearing identifying information about and often a photograph of the individual whose name appears on it —called also ID card, identification card, identity card

Examples of id

  1. The police have not yet ID'd the victim.

  2. <studies that show that eyewitnesses are surprisingly unreliable when called upon to ID the perpetrators of crimes>



1941

First Known Use of id

1941


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ID

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verb \ˈī-ˈdē\

Definition of ID

ID'd or IDedID'ing or IDing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  identify <ID'd the thief>




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ID

abbreviation

Definition of ID

  1. 1 Idaho

  2. 2 identification

  3. 3 independent distributor

  4. 4 industrial design

  5. 5 often not capitalized inside diameter; inner diameter; internal diameter

  6. 6 often not capitalized inside dimensions

  7. 7 intelligence department




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-id

noun suffix

Definition of -id

  1. 1 :  one belonging to a (specified) dynastic line <Abbasid>

  2. 2 :  meteor associated with or radiating from a (specified) constellation or comet <Perseid>



Origin of -id

in sense 1, from Latin -ides, masculine patronymic suffix, from Greek -idēs; in sense 2, from Italian -ide, from Latin -id-, -is, feminine patronymic suffix, from Greek


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-id

noun suffix

Definition of -id

  1. :  body :  particle <chromatid>



Origin of -id

probably from Latin -id-, -is, feminine patronymic suffix, from Greek




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