id


1id

noun \ˈid\

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

Full Definition of ID

:  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

2id

abbreviation

Definition of ID

idem

1ID

noun \ˈī-ˈdē\

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

plural ID's or IDs

Full Definition of ID

:  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>

First Known Use of ID

1941

2ID

verb \ˈī-ˈdē\
ID'd or IDedID'ing or IDing

Definition of ID

transitive verb
:  identify <ID'd the thief>

First Known Use of ID

1944

3ID

abbreviation

Definition of ID

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Idaho
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identification
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independent distributor
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industrial design
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often not capitalized inside diameter; inner diameter; internal diameter
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often not capitalized inside dimensions
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intelligence department

id

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, one of the three aspects of the human personality, along with the ego and superego. The id is the source of instinctual impulses such as sex and aggression as well as primitive needs that exist at birth. It is entirely nonrational and functions according to the pleasure-pain principle, seeking immediate fulfillment of its impulses whenever possible. Its working processes are completely unconscious in the adult, but it supplies the energy for conscious mental life, and it plays an especially important role in modes of expression that have a nonrational element, such as the making of art. The primary methods for unmasking its content, according to Sigmund Freud, are dream analysis and free association.

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