Identification - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word identification
Brit.  |aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word identification


- the act of designating or identifying something (syn: designation)
- evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
- 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
- the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering (syn: recognition)
- the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)

Extra examples

A member of the family was brought in for identification of the body.

The birds are tagged for easy identification.

The police have made a positive identification of the suspect.

You need two forms of identification.

Do you have any identification?

Bring some form of identification, preferably a passport.

His body was taken to Brighton mortuary for identification.

Each employee will be issued an identification card.

You must present valid identification.

Poetic empathy understandably seeks a strategy of identification with victims ...

We should have identification for the adulterations in the product.

He flashed his identification card.

The witness made a positive identification.

Do you have any means of identification?

The wires are colour coded for easy identification.

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