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
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
my identification with the heroine of the book
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012