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noun identity pronunciation in British English /aɪˈdentɪti/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] who you are, or what your name is
    Do you have any proof of identity?
    conceal/hide/protect your identity: He had managed to conceal his real identity.
    reveal/disclose your identity: They refused to reveal the identity of the person who won the lottery.
    1. a.
      the qualities that make someone or something what they are and different from other people
      You have to let the children develop a sense of their own identity.
      The countries have kept their own distinct political and cultural identities.
      corporate identity: A merger with the banking giant will lead to a loss of their corporate identity.
      identity crisis (=not being certain about your identity): Lorna went through a bit of an identity crisis after her divorce.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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