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self–identification

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

Simple Definition of self–identification

  • : the feeling that you share and understand the problems or experiences of someone else

  • : the act of identifying yourself as a particular kind of person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of self–identification

  1. :  identification with someone or something outside oneself

1941

First Known Use of self–identification

1941


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