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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 to be himself, herself, or itself.
When he is on stage, an actor loses his identity.
synonyms:
character, individuality, personality
similar words:
being, ego, role, self
definition 2: the condition of being exactly the same as another person or thing.
Even though they look the same, the twins do not have the same identity.
similar words:
synonymity
Word History
Identity comes from a Latin word that means "over and over again."