Definitions for identity

Definitions for (noun) identity

Main entry: personal identity, individuality, identity

Definition: the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity

Usage: you can lose your identity when you join the army

Main entry: indistinguishability, identicalness, identity

Definition: exact sameness

Usage: they shared an identity of interests

Main entry: identity

Definition: the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known

Usage: geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it; it was too dark to determine his identity; she guessed the identity of his lover

Main entry: identity, identity element, identity operator

Definition: an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates

Usage: the identity under numerical multiplication is 1

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