identification


iden·ti·fi·ca·tion

noun \ī-ˌdent-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ə-\

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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