self-identification

noun

self-iden·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion ˌself-ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-identification (audio)
: identification with someone or something outside oneself

Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-identification was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Self-identification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-identification. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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