adjective, sometimes capitalized
iden·​ti·​kit | \ " \

Definition of identikit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 novel— Quentin Oates


Iden·​ti-Kit | \ īˈdentə̇ˌkit \

Definition of Identi-Kit (Entry 2 of 2)

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)

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First Known Use of identikit


1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for identikit


from Identi-Kit, a trademark

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“Identikit.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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