self-identification

[ self-ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, -i-den-, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, -ɪˌdɛn-, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun

identification of oneself with some other person or thing.

Origin of self-identification

First recorded in 1950–55
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