Complete Definition of "identity"

English

Etymology
Learned borrowing from Vulgar Latin identitas, ultimately from Classical Latin idem meaning "the same".

Noun
en-noun|identities

  1. The sameness some individuals share to make up the same kind or universal.
  2. The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest or the same kind.
  3. A name or persona by which one is known.

#: This criminal has taken on several identities

  1. Knowledge of who one is.

#: I've been through so many changes, I have no sense of identity.
#: This nation has a strong identity.

  1. cattag2|Algebra|Computing Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.
  2. algebra An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.

Translations
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Albanian: identitet
Chinese: 身份 (shÄnfèn), ä¸ªæ§ (gèxìng), ç¹æ§ (tèxìng)
Croatian: identitet m
Danish: en identitet, identiteter p
Dutch: identiteit f
Estonian: identiteet
Finnish: henkilöllisyys (1), identiteetti (2), yhtäläisyys (4)
French: t+|fr|identité|f
German: Identität f (1,2,3,4)
Greek: t+|el|ÏαÏÏÏÏηÏα|f|sc=Grek (1,2,3,4)
Hebrew: ×××ת (zehut) f
Hungarian: identitás (3), egységelem (4)
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Italian: t+|it|identità|f
Japanese: åä¸æ§ (dÅitsusei)
Korean: ëì¼ì± (dongilseong) (1), ì ì (sinweon)
Latin: identitas f, identitatis (genitive)
Norwegian: identitet
Persian: FAchar|Ø¨Ø±Ø§Ø¨Ø±Û (barâbari), FAchar|ÙÙاÙÛ (hamâni), FAchar|Ø´ÙاساÛÛ (Å¡enâsâyi)
Polish: tożsamoÅÄ f (1,2); identycznoÅÄ (3,4)
Portuguese: identidade f
Romanian: t|ro|identitate|f
Russian: ÑождеÑÑвенноÑÑÑ (toždéstvennostâ) f
Slovak: identita f
Spanish: t+|es|identidad|f
Swedish: identitet c

Related terms
identic
identical
identification
identify
identity theft

See also
additive identity
multiplicative identity
left identity
right identity

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