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Noun: identification  I,den-tu-fi'key-shun
  1. The act of designating or identifying something
    - designation
  2. Evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
    - ident [informal]
  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"
  4. The process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his identification of faces";
    - recognition
  5. The attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)

Derived forms: identifications

Type of: condition, determination, evidence, finding, identity, individuality, memory, personal identity, remembering, status

Encyclopedia: Identification, friend or foe