Meaning of IDENTIFICATION in English


i ‧ den ‧ ti ‧ fi ‧ ca ‧ tion AC /aɪˌdentəfəˈkeɪʃ ə n, aɪˌdentɪfəˈkeɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ identification , ↑ identity ; adjective : ↑ identifiable , ↑ unidentified ; verb : ↑ identify ]

1 . ( abbreviation ID ) official papers or cards, such as your ↑ passport , that prove who you are:

Do you have any identification?

form/proof of identification

Bring some form of identification, preferably a passport.

fingerprinting as a means of identification

2 . when someone says officially that they know who someone else is, especially a criminal or a dead person:

His body was taken to Brighton mortuary for identification.

3 . when you recognize something or discover exactly what it is

identification of

the identification of customer needs

the identification of children who need professional help

4 . the act of saying that two things are very closely related

identification of something with something

the identification of sexism with women’s oppression

5 . a strong feeling of sympathy with someone that makes you able to share their feelings

identification with

my identification with the heroine of the book

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.