General English

General Science

  • noun the action or process of establishing the identity of somebody or something


  • noun the process by which a person, aircraft, etc., is recognised


  • noun a procedure used to establish the identity and nature of a computer or user.


  • A process or technique which enables the recognition of an individual, entity, process, and so on. Examples include digital identification, caller identification, and face recognition. When referring to the evidence provided for identification, its abbreviation is ID.

Human Resources

  • noun the act of showing who someone is

Information & Library Science

  • noun any means used to establish who somebody is, e.g. a document, mark, number or password


  • noun the act of identifying someone or something

Media Studies

  • noun the ability of people to identify and sympathise with a fictional character