self-identification

noun
self-iden·ti·fi·ca·tion | \ˌself-ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

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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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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