identification

[ ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuhn, ih-den- ]SEE DEFINITION OF identification
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They looked at my identification folder and then examined me.

Frau Augusta turned and glanced furtively at my identification folder.

I do not wish to have any delay in my identification when it does come.'

He has no identification tag; he releases Peabody; seems not to know the penalties.

There is, however, one objection to this identification that must not be overlooked.

There is no reason for doubting the accuracy of this identification.

Because, if any attempt is made to follow us, he would be a certain means of identification.

It should have amounted to identification, but there was skepticism in the the armed party.

The voice completed the identification, and I knew who it was.

In addition to Joe Brown's identification, they had found a "W" tattooed on his arm.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "treating of a thing as the same as another," from French identification, probably from identifier (see identify). Sense of "becoming or feeling oneself one with another" is from 1857. Sense of "determination of identity" is from 1859. Meaning "object or document which marks identity" is from 1947 (short for identification tag, card, etc.).

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