identification

identification
[[t]aɪde̱ntɪfɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]]
identifications
1) N-VAR: oft N of n The identification of something is the recognition that it exists, is important, or is true.

Early identification of a disease can prevent death and illness...

Their work includes the identification of genes which govern the growth rate and fertility...

There should be some identification of goals, and how far these have been achieved.

2) N-VAR Your identification of a particular person or thing is your ability to name them because you know them or recognize them.

Officials are awaiting positive identification before charging the men with war crimes...

He's made a formal identification of the body.

...the Hamlyn identification guide to wild flowers of Britain.

3) N-UNCOUNT If someone asks you for some identification, they want to see something such as a driving licence, which proves who you are.

The woman who was on passport control asked me if I had any further identification.

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4) N-VAR: usu N of n with n The identification of one person or thing with another is the close association of one with the other.

Throughout the Balkans, there is a close identification of nationhood with language.

...the identification of Spain with Catholicism.

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5) N-UNCOUNT: N with n Identification with someone or something is the feeling of sympathy and support for them.

I need your full, emotional identification with the problem and with me...

Marilyn had an intense identification with animals.

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