identification

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

iden·ti·fi·ca·tion

noun \ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ə-\

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

First Known Use of IDENTIFICATION

1644

iden·ti·fi·ca·tion

noun \ī-ˌdent-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IDENTIFICATION

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

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