identification love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of identifying.
  • n. The state of being identified.
  • n. Proof or evidence of identity.
  • n. Psychology A person's association with or assumption of the qualities, characteristics, or views of another person or group.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of identifying, or proving to be the same.
  • n. The state of being identified.
  • n. A particular instance of identifying something.
  • n. A document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity.
  • n. A feeling of support, sympathy, understanding or belonging towards somebody or something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making or proving to be the same; the state of being made or regarded as the same.
  • n. The act or process of establishing the identity of something; the act or process of determining what a given thing is, or who a given person is; specifically, in natural history, the determining of the species to which a given specimen belongs; also, the determination thus made.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
  • n. evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
  • n. the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established
  • n. the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
  • n. the act of designating or identifying something


Regular nominalisation of identify (see -fication) after the post-Classical Latin identificatio; also compare the French identification. (Wiktionary)



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