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identification

Noun

1 the act of designating or identifying something [syn: designation]
2 attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
3 evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
4 the condition of having your identity established; "the thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest"
5 the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer" [syn: recognition]

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. the act of identifying, or proving to be the same.
    Much education and experience is required for proper identification of bird species
  2. the state of being identified
  3. a particular instance of identifying something
    information necessary to make a good identification
  4. a document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity
    The authorities asked for his identification

Translations

The act of identifying, or proving to be the same
the state of being identified
a particular instance of identifying something
a document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity

French

Etymology

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/i.dɑ̃.ti.fi.ka.sjɔ̃/
  • SAMPA: /i.dA~.ti.fi.ka.sjO~/

Noun

identification

Extensive Definition

Identification can mean
See also:
identification in German: Bestimmung
identification in French: Identification
identification in Dutch: Identificatie
identification in Polish: Identyfikacja
identification in Russian: Идентификация

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ID card, affiliation, allergy, anaphylaxis, appellation, apperception, appraisal, assessment, assimilation, association, association by contiguity, association of ideas, authentication, badge, baptism, calligram, calling, calling card, card, caring, cataloguing, categorization, categorizing, certification, characterization, chord, christening, clang association, classification, classifying, coalescence, combination, concern, connection, considerateness, controlled association, corroboration, countermark, countersign, credentials, definition, delicacy, denomination, denotation, designation, detection, differentiation, disclosure, distinguishing, distinguishment, dog tag, echo, empathy, establishment, evaluation, expression, exquisiteness, factoring, fellow feeling, fineness, fingering, free association, fusion, gauging, grouping, hint, hyperesthesia, hyperpathia, hypersensitivity, identification badge, identification tag, indication, indicativeness, initials, involvement, irritability, letter of introduction, manifestation, meaning, mental linking, merger, monogram, naming, negative transference, nervousness, nicknaming, oversensibility, oversensitiveness, overtenderness, passibility, pathos, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, photophobia, picking out, pinpointing, pointing, pointing out, pointing to, positive transference, press card, prickliness, rapport, realization, recognition, reidentification, relating, relationship, response, responsiveness, selection, sensitiveness, sensitivity, sensitization, serial number, sharing, show, showing, sifting, sifting out, signature, signification, soreness, sorting, sorting out, specification, stream of consciousness, styling, substantiation, suggestion, supersensitivity, sympathetic chord, sympathetic response, sympathy, symptomaticness, synesthesia, synthesis, tact, tactfulness, tenderness, terming, tessera, tetchiness, thin skin, ticklishness, touchiness, transference, unification, union, verification, vibes, vibrations, visiting card, weighing, winnowing
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