identification - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    something that proves who you are, especially a document with your name and a photograph

    Can you show me some identification?

    proof/means of identification:

    You’ll have to show some proof of identification when you collect the parcel.

  2. 2
    the action of recognizing someone who you have seen before

    the identification and arrest of two suspects

    1. a.
      the action of recognizing something that you are looking for

      The identification of a problem is the first step towards solving it.

  3. 3
    a feeling that you understand someone else and know how they feel empathy
    identification with:

    her identification with her mother

    1. a.
      a feeling that you are closely connected to a group or person

      I don’t feel any strong identification with other British people.