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.
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.
- 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
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How to use identification in a sentence
One cognomen had been given him because he was so bow-legged; the other he had no doubt taken for purposes of non-identification.The Fighting Edge | William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for identification
the act of identifying or the state of being identified
something that identifies a person or thing
(as modifier): an identification card
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