[ ahy-den-ti-kit, ih-den- ]
/ aɪˈdɛn tɪˌkɪt, ɪˈdɛn- /
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a brand name for a kit containing drawings of hairlines, eyes, noses, chins, etc., in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, used by law-enforcement agencies to construct a composite picture of a suspect from descriptions provided by witnesses.
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British Dictionary definitions for Identi-Kit
/ (aɪˈdɛntɪˌkɪt) /
- a set of transparencies of various typical facial characteristics that can be superimposed on one another to build up, on the basis of a description, a picture of a person sought by the police
- (as modifier)an Identikit picture
(modifier) artificially created by copying different elements in an attempt to form a wholean identikit pop group
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