identikit

1 of 2

adjective

iden·​ti·​kit
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sometimes capitalized
chiefly British
: produced by or as if by the routine assembly of stock materials : lacking variety or individuality : prefabricated, stereotyped
the type of bland, middlebrow, identikit novelQuentin Oates

Identi-Kit

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trademark

Iden·​ti-Kit
īˈdentə̇ˌkit
used for a method of creating a picture (as of the face of a person wanted by police) by combining several separate images (as of different features)

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

from Identi-Kit, a trademark

First Known Use

Adjective

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of identikit was in 1962

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“Identikit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/identikit. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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