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"
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"
identity, identity element, identity operator(noun)
an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
identity, identicalness, indistinguishability(noun)
"they shared an identity of interests"
The sameness some individuals share to make up the same kind or universal.
The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.
A name or personau2014the mask or appearance one presents to the worldu2014by which one is known.
This criminal has taken on several identities
Knowledge of who one is.
Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.
An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.
Origin: Learned borrowing from Vulgar Latin identitas, from idem. See identical and idem.
the state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness
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
an identical equation
Origin: [F. identit, LL. identitas, fr. L. idem the same, from the root of is he, that; cf. Skr. idam this. Cf. Item.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ī-den′ti-ti, n. state of being the same: sameness.—adj. Iden′tical, the very same: not different.—adv. Iden′tically.—n. Iden′ticalness, identity. [Fr.,—Low L. identitat-em—L. idem, the same.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'identity' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2500
Rank popularity for the word 'identity' in Nouns Frequency: #1042
The numerical value of identity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of identity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
They've lost their identity; Warren Jeffs took away even their identity, do you go by your mother's name, your father's name, your church name? Who are you?
When he no longer has an identity with a gang that provides an alternative to society, he could be even more susceptible to seek an identity with a radical interpretation of Islam.
Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past.
There is a large pool to draw from, there are pockets within that Shi'ite community that have been willing to pick up arms to fight for their Shi’ite identity, their sectarian identity. And that’s what the IRGC is tapping into.
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Translations for identity
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- هوية, مطابقةArabic
- identitatCatalan, Valencian
- identita, totožnostCzech
- Gleichheit, IdentitätGerman
- identiteetti, henkilöllisyysFinnish
- dearbh-aithne, ionannachdScottish Gaelic
- 同一, 身元, 素性, 同一性, 氏名, アイデンティティJapanese
- identiteit, identiteiten, persoonlijkheidDutch
- identitetNorwegian Nynorsk
- ли́чные да́нные, тожде́ственность, иденти́чность, индивидуа́льность, ли́чностьRussian
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