What does identification mean?

Definitions for identification
aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ɪˌdɛn-iden·ti·fi·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. designation, identification(noun)

    the act of designating or identifying something

  2. identification(noun)

    evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

  3. identification(noun)

    the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established

    "the thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest"; "identification of the gun was an important clue"

  4. recognition, identification(noun)

    the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

    "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer"

  5. identification(noun)

    the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)

Wiktionary

  1. identification(Noun)

    The act of identifying, or proving to be the same.

    Much education and experience is required for proper identification of bird species

  2. identification(Noun)

    The state of being identified.

  3. identification(Noun)

    A particular instance of identifying something.

    information necessary to make a good identification

  4. identification(Noun)

    A document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity.

    The authorities asked for his identification

  5. identification(Noun)

    A feeling of support, sympathy, understanding or belonging towards somebody or something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Identification(noun)

    the act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified

    Etymology: [Cf. F. identification.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. identification

    1. The process of determining the friendly or hostile character of an unknown detected contact. 2. In arms control, the process of determining which nation is responsible for the detected violations of any arms control measure. 3. In ground combat operations, discrimination between recognizable objects as being friendly or enemy, or the name that belongs to the object as a member of a class. Also called ID.

Editors Contribution

  1. identification

    A document or documents as proof of the name, date of birth, address and where applicable the nationality of a person.

    Identification of a person is important for various governmental purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identification' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4098

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'identification' in Nouns Frequency: #1669

How to pronounce identification?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say identification in sign language?

  1. identification

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of identification in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of identification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of identification in a Sentence

  1. Bob Powers:

    The individual refused to provide identification, cursed at and made homophobic slurs at the officer who remained calm throughout the entire engagement.

  2. Dexter Rose:

    It feels good to have identification the reflects who really am.

  3. Mike Ryan:

    We believe, let me be very cautious here, we believe we are probably detecting in excess of 75% of cases - we may be missing up to a quarter of cases, we must get earlier detection of cases, have more exhaustive identification of contacts.

  4. Elizabeth Rogers:

    The Suffolk County Marine Bureau is awaiting identification of the tooth from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Marine Bureau.

  5. Stephanie Jones:

    Our concern rests in the possibility that the state's closure of driver license offices disproportionately constrains the ability of some residents to secure driving privileges, register personal and commercial vehicles, and obtain proper identification a critical requirement for access to essential activities such as opening a bank account and voting.

Images & Illustrations of identification

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    • A. aligned
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