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identification

i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion

identification

 
 
pronunciation:
aI den t fih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of identifying a person or thing.
similar words:
association
definition 2: the state of being identified.
similar words:
association
definition 3: a means of proving one's identity, such as a driver's license or passport.
similar words:
card, mark
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The word identification contains the following part:
-ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction ); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification ).