a means of identification, as a card or bracelet containing official or approved identification information.
verb (used with object), ID’d or IDed or ID’ed, ID’ing or IDing.
to issue an ID to:
Go to the admissions office if you haven’t been ID’d yet.
(psychoanal) the mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity
Also i.d. inside diameter
Also i.d. intradermal
See intelligent design
1924, in Joan Riviere’s translation of Freud’s “Das Ich und das Es” (1923), from Latin id “it” (translation of German es “it” in Freud’s title), used in psychoanalytical theory to denote the unconscious instinctual force. Latin id is from PIE pronomial stem *i- (see yon).
In psychoanalytic theory, the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs.
In Freudian theory, the part of the psyche associated with instinctual, repressed, or antisocial desires, usually sexual or aggressive. In its efforts to satisfy these desires, the id comes into conflict with the social and practical constraints enforced by the ego and superego. (See also pleasure principle.)
To identify: Police ID driver killed in chase (1950s+)
[ee-dey feeks] /i deɪ ˈfiks/ noun, plural idées fixes [ee-dey feeks] /i deɪ ˈfiks/ (Show IPA). French. 1. . /ide fiks/ noun (pl) idées fixes (ide fiks) 1. a fixed idea; obsession idée fixe i·dée fixe (ē-dā fēks’) n. pl. i·dées fixes (ē-dā fēks’) A fixed idea; an obsession.
- Idée reçue
/ide rəsy/ noun (pl) idées reçues (ide rəsy) 1. a generally held opinion or concept
modeling A minor elaboration on SADT. IDEF Home (http://www.idef.com/idef0.html). (2007-02-12)