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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
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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

1
Idaho
2
identification
3
independent distributor
4
industrial design
5
often not capitalized inside diameter; inner diameter; internal diameter
6
often not capitalized inside dimensions
7
intelligence department
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ID

abbreviation

Definition of ID for Kids

1
Idaho
2
identification

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