self-identity

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

1835

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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self-identity

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


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