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identity

i·den·ti·ty

identity

 
 
pronunciation:
aI den tih ti
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: identities
definition 1: the unique and entire set of characteristics that make up what a person or thing is known or considered to be.
Being an Irish Catholic was an important part of my grandmother's identity.
synonyms:
individuality, personhood
similar words:
being, character, ego, personality, self, singularity, uniqueness
definition 2: who a person is as defined by one's name, place of residence or birth, and certain physical characteristics.
Passports and birth certificates are often used as proof of one's identity.The police are still trying to find out the identity of the person who was killed.
definition 3: the condition of being exactly the same as another thing or person.
The identity of the two samples indicates that they came originally from the same rock formation.
synonyms:
sameness, similitude
similar words:
congruence, equivalence, oneness, synonymity, uniformity
definition 4: likeness or a point of likeness; similarity.
I don't see any identities between you and your brother.
synonyms:
analogy, correspondence, likeness, resemblance, similarity, similitude
antonyms:
diversity
similar words:
coincidence, congruence, semblance, synonymy
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Word History
Identity comes from a Latin word that means "over and over again."