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identity

i·den·ti·ty

identity

 
 
pronunciation:
aI den tih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: identities
definition 1: all of those things by which a person or thing is known or is considered as being.
When he is on stage, an actor leaves behind his own identity.
synonyms:
individuality
similar words:
being, character, ego, personality, self
definition 2: who a person is, especially as defined by one's name and address.
Your passport shows your identity.
definition 3: the condition of being exactly the same as another person or thing.
The identity of the fingerprints shows that they belong to the same person.
similar words:
synonymity
Word History
Identity comes from a Latin word that means "over and over again."