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identification

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noun iden·ti·fi·ca·tion \ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ə-\

Simple Definition of identification

  • : the act of finding out who someone is or what something is : the act of identifying someone or something

  • : something that shows who a person is : a document, card, etc., that has your name and other information about you and that often includes your photograph

  • : a feeling that you share and understand the problems or experiences of another person : the act of identifying with someone

Full Definition of identification

  1. 1 a :  an act of identifying :  the state of being identified b :  evidence of identity

  2. 2 a :  psychological orientation of the self in regard to something (as a person or group) with a resulting feeling of close emotional association b :  a largely unconscious process whereby an individual models thoughts, feelings, and actions after those attributed to an object that has been incorporated as a mental image

Examples of identification

  1. A member of the family was brought in for identification of the body.

  2. The birds are tagged for easy identification.

  3. The police have made a positive identification of the suspect.

  4. You need two forms of identification.

  5. the movie audience's identification with the good guys



1644

First Known Use of identification

1644



IDENTIFICATION Defined for Kids

identification

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noun iden·ti·fi·ca·tion \ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of identification

  1. 1 :  an act of finding out the identity of <the identification of leaves>

  2. 2 :  something that shows or proves identity




Medical Dictionary

identification

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noun iden·ti·fi·ca·tion \ī-ˌdent-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ə-\

Medical Definition of identification

  1. 1:  an act of identifying :  the state of being identified

  2. 2a:  psychological orientation of the self in regard to something (as a person or group) with a resulting feeling of close emotional associationb:  a largely unconscious process whereby an individual models thoughts, feelings, and actions after those attributed to an object that has been incorporated as a mental image





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