Meaning of IDENTIFICATION in English
/ aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃn; NAmE / noun
[ U , C ] ( abbr. ID ) the process of showing, proving or recognizing who or what sb/sth is :
The identification of the crash victims was a long and difficult task.
Each product has a number for easy identification.
an identification number
Only one witness could make a positive identification.
[ U ] the process of recognizing that sth exists, or is important :
The early identification of children with special educational needs is very important.
( abbr. ID ) [ U ] official papers or a document that can prove who you are :
Can I see some identification, please?
[ U , C ] identification (with sb/sth) a strong feeling of sympathy, understanding or support for sb/sth :
her emotional identification with the play's heroine
their increasing identification with the struggle for independence
[ U , C ] identification (of sb) (with sb/sth) the process of making a close connection between one person or thing and another :
the voters' identification of the Democrats with high taxes
mid 17th cent.: originally from medieval Latin identificat- identified, from the verb identificare ; later from identify .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005