Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun identity

4 senses of identity

Sense 1
identity, personal identity, individuality -- (the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army")
       => personality -- (the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others")

Sense 2
identity -- (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")
       => recognition, identification -- (the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer")

Sense 3
identity, identity element, identity operator -- (an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates; "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1")
       => operator -- ((mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation)

Sense 4
identity, identicalness, indistinguishability -- (exact sameness; "they shared an identity of interests")
       => sameness -- (the quality of being alike; "sameness of purpose kept them together")

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