identification [ahy-den-t uh-fi- key-sh uhn, ih-den-] SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun an act or instance of identifying; the state of being identified. something that identifies a person, animal, or thing: He carries identification with him at all times. . Sociology acceptance as one's own of the values and interests of a social group. . Psychology a process by which one ascribes to oneself the qualities or characteristics of another person. (in psychoanalytic theory) the transference or reaction to one person with the feelings or responses relevant to another, as the identification of a teacher with a parent. perception of another as an extension of oneself. Related forms non·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun o·ver·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun pre·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun re·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun Synonyms for identification
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Examples from the Web for non-identification Historical Examples of non-identification British Dictionary definitions for non-identification noun the act of identifying or the state of being identified something that identifies a person or thing ( as modifier) an identification card psychol the process of recognizing specific objects as the result of remembering the process by which one incorporates aspects of another person's personality See also empathy the transferring of a response from one situation to another because the two bear similar features See also generalization (def. 3)
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Word Origin and History for non-identification n.
1640s, "treating of a thing as the same as another," from French
identification, probably from identifier (see identify). Sense of "becoming or feeling oneself one with another" is from 1857. Sense of "determination of identity" is from 1859. Meaning "object or document which marks identity" is from 1947 (short for identification tag, card, etc.).
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non-identification in Medicine identification [ī-dĕn′tə-fĭ-kā ′shən] n. A person's association with the qualities, characteristics, or views of another person or group. An unconscious process by which a person transfers the response appropriate to a particular person or group to a different person or group.
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