Definitions for identityaɪˈdɛn tɪ ti, ɪˈdɛn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. identity, personal identity, individuality(noun)

    the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

    "you can lose your identity when you join the army"

  2. identity(noun)

    the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

    "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover"

  3. identity, identity element, identity operator(noun)

    an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates

    "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

  4. identity, identicalness, indistinguishability(noun)

    exact sameness

    "they shared an identity of interests"

Wiktionary

  1. identity(Noun)

    The sameness some individuals share to make up the same kind or universal.

  2. identity(Noun)

    The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.

  3. identity(Noun)

    A name or personau2014the mask or appearance one presents to the worldu2014by which one is known.

    This criminal has taken on several identities

  4. identity(Noun)

    Knowledge of who one is.

  5. identity(Noun)

    Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.

  6. identity(Noun)

    An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.

  7. Origin: Learned borrowing from Vulgar Latin identitas, from idem. See identical and idem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Identity(noun)

    the state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness

  2. Identity(noun)

    the condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods

  3. Identity(noun)

    an identical equation

  4. Origin: [F. identit, LL. identitas, fr. L. idem the same, from the root of is he, that; cf. Skr. idam this. Cf. Item.]

Freebase

  1. Identity

    In psychology and sociology, identity is a person's conception and expression of their individuality or group affiliations. The concept is given a great deal of attention in social psychology and is important in place identity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2500

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identity' in Nouns Frequency: #1042


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