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Meaning of IDENTITY

Pronunciation:  I'dentitee

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  1. [n]  the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
  2. [n]  exact sameness; "they shared an identity of interests"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates; "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

IDENTITY is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: identicalness, identity element, identity operator, indistinguishability, individuality, personal identity
 See Also: gender identity, identification, identification, oneness, operator, personality, personhood, recognition, sameness, selfsameness, unity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\I*den"ti*ty\, n.; pl. {Identities}. [F. identit['e],
LL. identitas, fr. L. idem the same, from the root of is he,
that; cf. Skr. idam this. Cf. {Item}.]
1. The state or quality of being identical, or the same;

         Identity is a relation between our cognitions of a
         thing, not between things themselves. --Sir W.

2. The condition of being the same with something described
   or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to
   establish the identity of stolen goods.

3. (Math.) An identical equation.

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