self–identity

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noun self–iden·ti·ty \-ˈden-tə-tē, -ˈde-nə-tē\

Definition of self–identity

  1. 1 :  sameness of a thing with itself

  2. 2 :  individuality self-understanding is the necessary condition of a sense of self–identity — J. C. Murray

1835

First Known Use of self–identity

1835


SELF–IDENTITY Defined for English Language Learners

self–identity

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noun self–iden·ti·ty \-ˈden-tə-tē, -ˈde-nə-tē\

Definition of self–identity for English Language Learners

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


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