self-identification

[ self-ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuhn, -i-den-, self- ]

noun
  1. identification of oneself with some other person or thing.

Origin of self-identification

1
First recorded in 1950–55

Words Nearby self-identification

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How to use self-identification in a sentence

  • They are dramatic soliloquies; but the poet's self-identification with each of his creations, in turn, remains incomplete.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson | Henry A. Beers
  • There are probably as many political tongues as there are circumstances of self-identification within a society.

  • That is, the identity of one entity is related to the identity of others in relation to which self-identification takes place.

  • Neutral ships, in order to escape attack by German submarines had to resort to unusual methods of self-identification.