[self-ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, -i-den-, self-]
- identification of oneself with some other person or thing.
Origin of self-identification
First recorded in 1950–55
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Examples from the Web for self-identification
Magnificent sporting events, like the Super Bowl, bring out fierce loyalties and unusual modes of self-identification.Taste Off: Super Bowl State Wines From Colorado and Washington
February 1, 2014
Plus, when it comes to polling, party label is a matter of self-identification.Romney and "Independents"
November 1, 2012
Remember, this is self-identification ("press 1if you're a Democrat").New Batch of Polls: The Land Is Still Sliding!
August 7, 2012
He still believes strongly in democracy, secularism, Palestinian self-identification, and the potential of the Left.Elias Khoury: Profile of the Essential Arab Novelist Today
August 3, 2012
He needs help in choosing a job, because self-identification is dependent upon some kind of occupational identity.Herein is Love
Reuel L. Howe
There are probably as many political tongues as there are circumstances of self-identification within a society.
That is, the identity of one entity is related to the identity of others in relation to which self-identification takes place.
They are dramatic soliloquies; but the poet's self-identification with each of his creations, in turn, remains incomplete.From Chaucer to Tennyson
Henry A. Beers
Neutral ships, in order to escape attack by German submarines had to resort to unusual methods of self-identification.