[self-ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, -i-den-, self-]


identification of oneself with some other person or thing.

Origin of self-identification

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of self-identification

Historical Examples of self-identification

  • He needs help in choosing a job, because self-identification is dependent upon some kind of occupational identity.

    Herein is Love

    Reuel L. Howe

  • 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.

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

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