[ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, ih-den-] /aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ɪˌdɛn-/
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.
the act of identifying or the state of being identified
1640s, “treating of a thing as the same as another,” from French identification, probably from identifier (see identify). Sense of “becoming or feeling oneself one with another” is from 1857. Sense of “determination of identity” is from 1859. Meaning “object or document which marks identity” is from 1947 (short for identification tag, card, etc.).
identification i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion (ī-děn’tə-fĭ-kā’shən)
noun 1. a bracelet, usually of metal links, having an identification plate for the name of the wearer.
noun 1. a card giving identifying data about a person, as full name, address, age, and color of hair and eyes, and often containing a photograph: for use as identification at a place of employment, school, club, etc.
- Identification parade
noun 1. a group of persons including one suspected of having committed a crime assembled for the purpose of discovering whether a witness can identify the suspect
noun 1. either of two oblong metal tags, issued to armed forces personnel, on which are impressed the serial number, name, etc., of the person to whom it is issued, and carried on or about the person at all times.