[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)
[ahy-den-ti-tee, ih-den-] /aɪˈdɛn tɪ ti, ɪˈdɛn-/ noun, plural identities. 1. the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones, as under varying aspects or conditions: The identity of the fingerprints on the gun with those on file provided evidence that he was the killer. 2. the condition of being oneself or itself, and […]
[noh-nil-yuh n] /noʊˈnɪl yən/ noun, plural nonillions (as after a numeral) nonillion. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 30 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 54 zeros. adjective 2. amounting to one nonillion in number. /nəʊˈnɪljən/ noun 1. (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented […]
[ih-loo-muh-ney-shuh n] /ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of . 2. the fact or condition of being . 3. a decoration of lights, usually colored lights. 4. Sometimes, illuminations. an entertainment, display, or celebration using lights as a major feature or decoration. 5. intellectual or spiritual enlightenment. 6. Also called illuminance, intensity […]
[im-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈɪm ɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. capable or worthy of being : She has many good, imitable qualities. adj. from French imitable (16c.), from Latin imitabilis “that may be imitated,” from imitari (see imitation). Related: Imitability.