self-identification


self–iden·ti·fi·ca·tion

noun \-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

: 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

Full Definition of SELF-IDENTIFICATION

:  identification with someone or something outside oneself

First Known Use of SELF-IDENTIFICATION

1941

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