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Meaning & Definition of Identification in English

English

Identification

/aɪdɛntəfəkeʃən/

noun

1. The act of designating or identifying something

    synonym:
  • designation
  • ,
  • identification

2. Evidence of identity

  • Something that identifies a person or thing
    synonym:
  • identification

3. The condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established

  • "The thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest"
  • "Identification of the gun was an important clue"
    synonym:
  • identification

4. The process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • recognition
  • ,
  • identification

5. The attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)

    synonym:
  • identification

Examples of using

You'll need a photograph of yourself for identification.
In the U.S., you usually have to show identification in order to buy alcohol.