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, identificationnoun

    the act of designating or identifying something

  2. identificationnoun

    evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

  3. identificationnoun

    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, identificationnoun

    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. identificationnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. identificationnoun

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

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

  2. identificationnoun

    The state of being identified.

  3. identificationnoun

    A particular instance of identifying something.

    information necessary to make a good identification

  4. identificationnoun

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

    The authorities asked for his identification

  5. identificationnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Identificationnoun

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

  2. 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

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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. Rachel Dolezal:

    Overall, my life has been one of survival, and the decisions that I have made along the way, including my identification, have been to survive.

  2. Daniel Fernandes:

    We were inspired to study these individuals based on their unusual burial context as well as the identification of two different types of artificial cranial deformation in two of the individuals.

  3. Canadian Defense Minister Jason Kenney:

    It was caused by a failure of identification. There will be an inquiry.

  4. Jackelin Aguilar:

    It's definitely a step forward for the families, and having identification is huge.

  5. John Moores:

    This gargantuan size is predicted by the same theory that explains the formation of these features on Earth, in fact, we were able to match the size and separation, the direction of the ridges, as well as their age : three pieces of evidence that support our identification of these ridges as penitentes.

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