iden·​ti·​fi·​er | \ ī-ˈden-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce identifier (audio) , ə-\

Definition of identifier

: one that identifies

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The details are arbitrary, more like random hints about who a person might be rather than real than identifiers. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "At Leon Gallery, the allure and danger of our Instagram lives," 4 Aug. 2019 Moore, along with Brantingham and MacDonald, reiterated that the algorithm excludes racial identifiers. Mark Puente,, "LAPD pioneered predicting crime with data. Many police don’t think it works," 3 July 2019 But the worm was short-lived, and the meatball was reinstated in 1992 as the official agency identifier. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, "The NASA logo is having a moment," 19 July 2019 The victim reported receiving information from his credit monitoring company that an attempt had been made by unknown person(s) to open a line of credit using his personal identifiers. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial Villages Police Department weekly report," 15 July 2019 But researchers say that thousands of apps have found ways to cheat Android’s permissions system, phoning home your device’s unique identifier and enough data to potentially reveal your location as well. Sean Hollister, The Verge, "Thousands of Android apps can track your phone — even if you deny permissions," 8 July 2019 Be specific in your communications so team members clearly understand if the group aligns with their purpose, passion, or key identifiers. Dear Sam | Expert Resume,, "How can I create an Employee Resource Group at work?," 5 July 2019 Troopers did find several pieces of the Mustang left behind, however: its radio antenna, part of the front bumper, a 35th anniversary Ford Mustang badge identifier and a headlight and side mirror, both from the passenger side. Matt Peterson, Dallas News, "Troopers seek hit-and-run driver who killed man on I-45, left pieces of Mustang behind," 29 June 2019 Their first step was simple: take the public images coming out of Pyongyang and look for any stand-out identifiers on the luxury vehicle, which carries a price tag of at least $450,000, according to Car and Driver magazine. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "Limos, vodka and nukes: How a sanctions' sleuth traces North Korea's illicit transactions," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of identifier

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of identifier was in 1807

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