Definitions for identity
aɪˈdɛn tɪ ti, ɪˈdɛn-iden·ti·ty
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identity, personal identity, individualitynoun
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 operatornoun
an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
identity, identicalness, indistinguishabilitynoun
"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 personathe mask or appearance one presents to the worldby 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.
Etymology: Learned borrowing from Vulgar Latin identitas, from idem. See identical and idem.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sameness; not diversity.
Etymology: identité, French; identitas, school Latin.
There is a fallacy of equivocation from a society in name, inferring an identity in nature: by this fallacy was he deceived that drank aqua-fortis for strong water. Thomas Browne, Vulg. Errours.
Certainly those actions must needs be regular, where there is an identity between the rule and the faculty. Robert South, Serm.
Considering any thing as existing, at any determined time and place, we compare it with itself existing at another time, and thereon form the ideas of identity and diversity. John Locke.
It cuts off the sense at the end of every first line, which must always rhime to the next following, and consequently produces too frequent an identity in sound, and brings every couplet to the point of an epigram. Matthew Prior.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Name, location of birth and date of birth of a person.
Your name or date of birth forms part of your identity.
Submitted by MaryC on March 3, 2020
The features and form that a person has.
My identity is different that of my twin as we both have different facial features and height.
Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020
British National Corpus
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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
My Ego is only my Identity. My Ego is not 'Me'. Because I live in Ignorance, who 'I' truly am, I cannot see.
We’re really not certain on the exact identity of this individual, we’ve been told that the name on the warrant may not correspond with the name of the individual in the trailer. Again, we’re waiting to find that information out.
Every day, the people of this news organization are turning in the kind of high-quality reporting that is in keeping with our identity and heritage as the home of the best in broadcast journalism, I am confident that this record of achievement will only get better with David Rhodes.
Having your identity and body being a point of public conversation can be really exhausting.
This is the national identity of Cyprus which must be maintained. Staff believe the government should do its utmost to keep the company operational, or launch a fresh start with an investor.
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Translations for identity
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- مطابقة, هويةArabic
- identitatCatalan, Valencian
- identita, totožnostCzech
- Identität, GleichheitGerman
- henkilöllisyys, identiteettiFinnish
- ionannachd, dearbh-aithneScottish Gaelic
- アイデンティティ, 身元, 素性, 同一, 氏名, 同一性Japanese
- identiteiten, identiteit, persoonlijkheidDutch
- identitetNorwegian Nynorsk
- иденти́чность, тожде́ственность, индивидуа́льность, ли́чные да́нные, ли́чностьRussian
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