Meaning of IDENTIFICATION in English


(ˌ) ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷_fə̇ˈkāshən noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: probably from French, from identité identity + -fication — more at identity


a. : an act or the action of identifying or the state of being identified

b. : a means of identifying : evidence of identity

experienced travelers always carry some identification

a driver's license is sufficient identification


a. : a mental mechanism wherein the individual gains gratification, emotional support, or relief from anxiety by attributing to himself consciously or unconsciously the characteristics of another person or group

b. : orientation of the self in regard to something (as a familial or ethnic group, class, nation, ideology) with a resulting feeling of close emotional association

the immigrant's identification with his new country

3. : condensation 5

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