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Definition 1: the act of designating or identifying something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for identification in the sense of this definition

(identification is a kind of ...) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

(... is a kind of identification ) identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon

Definition 2: the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons) - [noun denoting attribute]

(identification is a kind of ...) the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

"you can lose your identity when you join the army"

Definition 3: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where identification or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces
  • experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

Synonyms for identification in the sense of this definition

(identification is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"

(... is a kind of identification ) 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"

(... is a kind of identification ) identification of a person from the sound of their voice

Definition 4: evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing - [noun denoting communication]

(identification is a kind of ...) an indication that makes something evident

"his trembling was evidence of his fear"

(... is a kind of identification ) identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it

(... is a kind of identification ) using speech characteristics or dialect to identify a speaker's race or religion or social class

(... is a kind of identification ) a generic term for any identifying characteristic

"that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it"

(... is a kind of identification ) identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces

"facial profiling is a new form of airport security"

(... is a kind of identification ) evidence proving that you are not who you say you are not; evidence establishing that you are not among a group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to rejection

"a system for negative identification can prevent the use of multiple identities by a single person"

(... is a kind of identification ) evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance

"a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"

(... is a kind of identification ) an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page

"the book was published under a distinguished imprint"

(... is a kind of identification ) the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics

"negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification" "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"

(... is a kind of identification ) recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people

Definition 5: the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established - [noun denoting state]

Samples where identification or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest
  • identification of the gun was an important clue

(identification is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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