• The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.
  • Sense of who one is.

    "This nation has a strong identity."

  • Sameness, identicalness; the quality or fact of (several specified things) being the same.
  • Sense of who one is.

    "I've been through so many changes, I have no sense of identity."

  • (algebra) An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.
  • A name or persona—the mask or appearance one presents to the world—by which one is known.

    "This criminal has taken on several identities."

  • (algebra, computing) Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.

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