self-identity

noun
self-iden·​ti·​ty | \ ˌself-ī-ˈden-tə-tē How to pronounce self-identity (audio) , -ˈde-nə-tē\

Definition of self-identity

1 : sameness of a thing with itself
2 : individuality self-understanding is the necessary condition of a sense of self-identity— J. C. Murray

First Known Use of self-identity

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-identity

Statistics for self-identity

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for self-identity

The first known use of self-identity was in 1794

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for self-identity

self-identity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-identity

: the quality that makes a person or thing different from others

More from Merriam-Webster on self-identity

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for self-identity

Comments on self-identity

What made you want to look up self-identity? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!