- identification (n.) 1640s, "treating of a thing as the same as another," from Fr. identification, probably from identifier (see IDENTIFY (Cf. identify)). Sense of "becoming or feeling oneself one with another" is from 1857. Sense of "determination of identity" is from 1859. Meaning "object or document which marks identity" is from 1947 (short for identification tag, card, etc.).
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IDENTIFICATION — Dans l’acception psychologique de la notion, la forme d’identité la plus directement accessible est celle qu’a dégagée, en rupture avec la tradition cartésienne, la critique de la substantialité du moi. «Le soi (Self ), écrit Locke, est cette… … Encyclopédie Universelle
identification — UK US /aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun ► [U] an official card or document with your name and photograph or other information on it, used for proving who you are: provide/show identification »To open a new account, the bank will require you to show four… … Financial and business terms
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Identification — I*den ti*fi*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. identification.] The act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
identification — I noun appellation, ascertainment, classification, cognizance, comparison, definition, delineation, denomination, designation, disclosure, identity classification, identity comparison, identity verification, label, proof of identity, recognition … Law dictionary
identification — [ī den΄tə fi kā′shən] n. [Fr] 1. an identifying or being identified 2. anything by which a person or thing can be identified [a driver s license is accepted as identification] 3. Psychoanalysis a mainly unconscious process by which a person… … English World dictionary
Identification — [engl.], Identifikation (Authentifizierung) … Universal-Lexikon
identification — *recognition, apperception, assimilation Analogous words: perception, *discernment, discrimination: image, percept, sense datum, sensum, *sensation … New Dictionary of Synonyms
identification — [n] labeling; means of labeling apperception, assimilation, badge, bracelet, cataloging, classifying, credentials, description, dog tag, establishment, ID*, identity bracelet, letter of introduction, letter of recommendation, naming, papers,… … New thesaurus
identification — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of identifying or the fact of being identified. 2) an official document or other proof of one s identity … English terms dictionary