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Meaning & Definition of Identity in English

English

Identity

/aɪdɛntɪti/

noun

1. The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

  • "You can lose your identity when you join the army"
    synonym:
  • identity
  • ,
  • personal identity
  • ,
  • individuality

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • identity

3. An operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates

  • "The identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
    synonym:
  • identity
  • ,
  • identity element
  • ,
  • identity operator

4. Exact sameness

  • "They shared an identity of interests"
    synonym:
  • identity
  • ,
  • identicalness
  • ,
  • indistinguishability

Examples of using

His identity must be kept secret.
Every of us has his own unique identity.
The mayor provided me with an identity card.