self-identification

noun
self-iden·​ti·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌself-ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce self-identification (audio) \

Definition of self-identification

: identification with someone or something outside oneself

First Known Use of self-identification

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-identification was in 1829

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“Self-identification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-identification. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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self-identification

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-identification

: the feeling that you share and understand the problems or experiences of someone else
: the act of identifying yourself as a particular kind of person

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