Synonyms of identity


1. identity, personal identity, individuality, personality

usage: the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"

2. identity, recognition, identification

usage: the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known; "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover"

3. identity, identity element, identity operator, operator

usage: an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates; "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"

4. identity, identicalness, indistinguishability, sameness

usage: exact sameness; "they shared an identity of interests"

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