Crossword clues for identification
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Identification \I*den`ti*fi*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. F. identification.] The act of identifying, or proving to be the same; also, the state of being identified.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.).
n. 1 The act of identifying, or proving to be the same. 2 The state of being identified. 3 A particular instance of identifying something. 4 A document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity. 5 A feeling of support, sympathy, understanding or belonging towards somebody or something.
n. the act of designating or identifying something [syn: designation]
attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
the condition of having your identity established; "the thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest"
the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer" [syn: recognition]
Identification or identify may refer to:
The function of identification is to map a known quantity to an unknown entity so as to make it known. The known quantity is called the identifier (or ID) and the unknown entity is what needs identification. A basic requirement for identification is that the ID be unique. IDs may be scoped, that is, they are unique only within a particular scope. IDs may also be built out of a collection of quantities such that they are unique on the collective.
For data storage, identification is the capability to find, retrieve, report, change, or delete specific data without ambiguity. This applies especially to information stored in databases. In database normalisation, the process of organizing the fields and tables of a relational database to minimize redundancy and dependency, is the central, defining function of the discipline.
Identification is a term used in literary and film studies to describe a psychological relationship between the reader of a novel and a character in the book, or between a spectator in the audience and a character on screen. In both cases, readers and spectators see themselves in the fictional character.
Identification is usually supposed to be largely unconscious: a reader may be aware that she likes a given character, but not that she actually sees that character as an alter ego, a version of her, or a projection of her aspirations for herself. It would be a mistake to think all heroes foster identification, or that all villains inhibit identification—many, perhaps even most, characters elicit some degree of identification on the part of the reader or spectator. In film, Alfred Hitchcock exploited the traits of casual identification with specific moments, even when the character was villainous. In Psycho (1960), Hitchcock explained that as the character Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) was disposing of the car containing Marion Crane's body in a swamp, for a brief moment he had the car stop sinking. "When Perkins is looking at the car sinking in the pond... the public are thinking, 'I hope it goes all the way down!' It's a natural instinct."
Identification is a psychological process whereby the subject assimilates an aspect, property, or attribute of the other and is transformed, wholly or partially, by the model the other provides. It is by means of a series of identifications that the personality is constituted and specified. The roots of the concept can be found in Freud's writings. The three most prominent concepts of identification as described by Freud are: primary identification, narcissistic (secondary) identification and partial (secondary) identification.
While "in the psychoanalytic literature there is agreement that the core meaning of identification is simple - to be like or to become like another", it has also been adjudged '"the most perplexing clinical/theoretical area" in psychoanalysis'.
Identification in biology is the process of assigning a pre-existing taxon name to an individual organism. Identification of organisms to individual scientific names (or codes) may be based on individualistic natural body features (e. g.), experimentally created individual markers (e.g., color dot patterns), or natural individualistic molecular markers (similar to those used in maternity or paternity identification tests). Individual identification is used, e.g., in ecology, wildlife management or conservation biology. The more common form of identification is the identification of organisms to common names (e. g., "lion") or scientific name (e. g., "Panthera leo"). By necessity this is based on inherited features ("characters") of the sexual organisms, the inheritance forming the basis of defining a class. The features may, e. g., be morphological, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, or molecular.
The term "determination" may occasionally be used as a synonym for identification (e. g.), or as in "determination slips".
Identification methods may be manual or computerized and may involve using identification keys, browsing through fields guide that contain (often illustrated) species accounts, or comparing the organism with specimens from natural history collections.
Usage examples of "identification".
L staff whose job was to check identifications before allowing admittance to the ball.
The striking photograph and quick, playful headline created instant identification with the advertiser and represented the kind of products that could be found at the store.
In the identification of the divine consciousness, that is, the power of God, with the force to which the world is due the naturalistic basis of the apologetic speculations is most clearly shown.
Paying off the arsonist was not a problem - they had untraceable cash in abundance at their disposal and they had taken great care not to leave themselves open to identification by their pyrophilic agent.
NEADS audio file, Identification Technician position, channel 7, 9:21:10.
For first quote, see NEADS audio file, Identification Technician position, channel 5, 9:35:50.
NEADS audio file, Identification Technician position, recorder 1, channel 7, 9:41.
A modified Boeing 707, it carried extensive mission avionics packages for long-range targeting information and identification.
Many biker strippers use an alias and false identification when they sign up for a job.
The identification codes that Broder had sent him were good then, and a lucky thing.
The identification codes that Broder had sent hir were good then, and a lucky thing.
A little research showed it that DNA testing for purposes of identification was usually done with buccal swabs, just wiping a few cells off the inside of the cheek, noninvasive and less personal than a blood or sperm sample.
He took her name, checked her identification, and glanced up and down her slender frame as if disbelieving she was a Carabinieri lieutenant.
Separately, identifications were provided, checkable and confirmable several times over.
To Blatherwick, who had very little sympathy with gladness of any sort, the sight only called up by contrast the very different scene on which his eyes would look down the next evening from the vantage coigne of the pulpit, in a church filled with an eminently respectable congregation--to which he would be setting forth the results of certain late geographical discoveries and local identifications, not knowing that already even later discoveries had rendered all he was about to say more than doubtful.