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[self-ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, -i-den-, self-] /ˈsɛlf aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ɪˌdɛn-, ˌsɛlf-/
identification of oneself with some other person or thing.
Origin of self-identification
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Neutral ships, in order to escape attack by German submarines had to resort to unusual methods of self-identification.

  • There are probably as many political tongues as there are circumstances of self-identification within a society.

  • He needs help in choosing a job, because self-identification is dependent upon some kind of occupational identity.

    Herein is Love Reuel L. Howe
  • 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
  • That is, the identity of one entity is related to the identity of others in relation to which self-identification takes place.

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