noun Date: 1644 1. a. an act of identifying ; the state of being identified b. evidence of identity 2. a. psychological orientation of the self in regard to something (as a person or group) with a resulting feeling of close emotional association b. a largely unconscious process whereby an individual models thoughts, feelings, and actions after those attributed to an object that has been incorporated as a mental image

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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

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  • 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

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