1. [ noun ] the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
Synonyms: personal_identity individuality

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

Related terms: personality identification personhood gender_identity identify
2. [ noun ] collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is recognizable or known
Related terms: recognition name
3. [ noun ] (mathematics) an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
Synonyms: identity_operator identity_element

"the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

Related terms: operator
4. [ noun ] exact sameness
Synonyms: indistinguishability identicalness

"they shared an identity of interests"

Related terms: sameness oneness selfsameness identify
Similar spelling:   Identikit