HyperDic: identity

English > 4 senses of the word identity:
NOUNattributeidentity, personal identity, individualitythe distinct / distinct / distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
cognitionidentitythe individual characteristics / characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
relationidentity, identity element, identity operatoran operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
attributeidentity, identicalness, indistinguishabilityexact sameness
identity > pronunciation
Soundsaydeh'nahtiy; aydeh'nihtiy; aydeh'ntahtiy; aydeh'ntihtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > identity: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe distinct / distinct / distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity.
Example"you can lose your identity when you join the army"
Synonymspersonal identity, individuality
Narrowergender identityYour identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female
identificationThe attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics / characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
personhoodA person
BroaderpersonalityThe complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual
Spanishidentidad, individualidad
Catalanidentitat, individualitat
Verbsidentifyrecognize as being
English > identity: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe individual characteristics / characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known.
Examples
  • "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"
  • "it was too dark to determine his identity"
  • "she guessed the identity of his lover"
Broaderrecognition, identificationThe process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
Spanishidentidad
Catalanidentitat
Verbsidentifyrecognize as being
identifyidentify as in botany or biology, for example
identifygive the name or identifying characteristics / characteristics of
English > identity: 4 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningAn operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates.
Example"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
Synonymsidentity element, identity operator
Broaderoperator(mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
Spanishidentidad
Catalanidentitat
English > identity: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningexact sameness.
Example"they shared an identity of interests"
Synonymsidenticalness, indistinguishability
Narroweroneness, unityThe quality of being united into one
selfsamenessThe quality of being identical with itself
BroadersamenessThe quality of being alike
Spanishidentidad, igualdad
Catalanidentitat, igualtat, indistingibilitat
Adjectivesidenticalexactly alike
identicalbeing the exact same one
Verbsidentifyconsider to be equal or the same
identifyconsider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

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