Synonyms for (noun) identity

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: personality

Definition: the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

Usage: their different reactions reflected their very different personalities; it is his nature to help others


Synonyms: indistinguishability, identicalness, identity

Definition: exact sameness

Usage: they shared an identity of interests

Similar words: sameness

Definition: the quality of being alike

Usage: sameness of purpose kept them together


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: recognition, identification

Definition: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

Usage: 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


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: operator

Definition: (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation