the part of the psyche, residing in the unconscious, that is the source of instinctive impulses that seek satisfaction in accordance with the pleasure principle and are modified by the ego and the superego before they are given overt expression.
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+)
integrated delivery system
Internet Dermatology Society
1. Infectious Disease Society of America 2. Interactive Digital Software Association
- Id software
games Creators and publishers of the DOOM game for IBM PCs. E-mail: . Telephone: +1 800-ID-GAMES (Orders only).
Intelligent Decision Support Systems
I don’t think so
IDU abbr. idoxuridine injection drug user