self-identification

noun self-iden·ti·fi·ca·tion \ ˌself-ī-ˌden-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of self-identification

: identification with someone or something outside oneself

First Known Use of self-identification

1829

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SELF-IDENTIFICATION Defined for English Language Learners

self-identification

Definition of self-identification for English Language Learners

  • : 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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