- 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM identificationnon·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, nouno·ver·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounpre·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounre·i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
How to use identification in a sentence
These clues led to the identification of a new species, Ardipithecus ramidus.Ardi and her discoverers shake up hominid evolution in ‘Fossil Men’|Bruce Bower|November 18, 2020|Science News
It was often a spouse, a parent, a child or a sibling making the identification of the deceased, many of whom had died violently.Bruce Sklarew, psychiatrist who created grief-therapy program, dies at 88|Bart Barnes|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
States have introduced stricter voter identification requirements.
Facebook disabled the account pending verification of identification after attempting to change their name.Transgender activist once again banned from Facebook page|Kaela Roeder|October 30, 2020|Washington Blade
Faster identification, approval, and deployment of existing drugs against a new coronavirus strain.Can We Wipe Out All Coronaviruses for Good? Here’s What a Group of 200 Scientists Think|Shelly Fan|October 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
British Dictionary definitions for identification
- something that identifies a person or thing
- (as modifier)an identification card