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identification Tweet Definition of identification Like Definition of identification on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of identifying, or proving to be the same.
Much education and experience is required for proper of bird species
  1. the state of being identified
  2. a particular instance of identifying something
information necessary to make a good )
  1. a document or documents serving as evidence of a person's identity
The authorities asked for his
imitation Tweet Definition of imitation Like Definition of imitation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of imitate, imitating.
  2. A copy.
individualism Tweet Definition of individualism Like Definition of individualism on Facebook
noun
  1. The tendency for a person to act without reference to others, particularly in matters of style, fashion or mode of thought.
  2. A belief system that places great importance on the ability of people to act as individuals.
  3. The basic moral premise that only individuals can act, benefit and suffer. The opposite of collectivism, which holds that abstract groups or transcendent entities can act, benefit or suffer, necessitating an abstract structure (such as the state) to support these groups or entities.
individuality Tweet Definition of individuality Like Definition of individuality on Facebook
noun (individualit, ies)
  1. the characteristics which contribute to the differentiation or distinction of someone or something from a group of otherwise comparable identity
industrialize Tweet Definition of industrialize Like Definition of industrialize on Facebook
verb (industrializ, ing)
  1. (context, of a country) to develop industry; to become industrial
  2. (context, of a product) to manufacture on an industrial scale or using industrial methods
  3. (context, of a process) to organize along industrial lines
in-group Tweet Definition of in-group Like Definition of in-group on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to, or forming an ingroup or clique
institution Tweet Definition of institution Like Definition of institution on Facebook
noun
  1. An established organisation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, culture or the care of the destitute, poor etc.
  2. The building which houses such an organisation.
  3. A custom or practice of a society or community - marriage for example.
  4. (Informal) - A person long established with a certain place or position.
  5. The act of instituting.
institutionalize Tweet Definition of institutionalize Like Definition of institutionalize on Facebook
verb (institutionaliz, ing)
  1. to establish as a normal practice
  2. to commit a person to confinement in an institution
integrate Tweet Definition of integrate Like Definition of integrate on Facebook
verb (integrates, integrating, integrated)
  1. To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
  2. To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of; as, an integrating anemometer, one that indicates or registers the entire action of the wind in a given time.
  3. (mathematics) To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of.
  4. To desegregate, as a school or neighborhood.
integrated Tweet Definition of integrated Like Definition of integrated on Facebook
verb
  1. (present participle of, integrate)
adjective
  1. composed and coordinated to form a whole
  2. characterized by racial integration
integration Tweet Definition of integration Like Definition of integration on Facebook
noun
  1. The act or process of making whole or entire.
  2. (calculus) The operation of finding the integral of a function.
  3. In evolution, the process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent; supposed to alternate with differentiation as an agent in development.
introspection Tweet Definition of introspection Like Definition of introspection on Facebook
noun
  1. A looking inward; specifically, the act or process of self-examination, or inspection of one's own thoughts and feelings; the cognition which the mind has of its own acts and states; self-consciousness; reflection.
invention Tweet Definition of invention Like Definition of invention on Facebook
noun
  1. Something invented.
My new invention will let you alphabetize your matchbook collection in half the usual time.
I'm afraid there was no burglar. It was all the housekeeper's invention.
  1. The capacity to invent.
It took quite a bit of invention to come up with a plan, but we did it.
  1. (music) A small, self-contained composition, particularly those in J.S. Bach"s Two- and Three-part Inventions.
I particularly like the inventions in C-minor.
isolation Tweet Definition of isolation Like Definition of isolation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of isolating.
  2. The state of being isolated, detached, or separated.

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