1. the act of designating or identifying something

Similar word(s): designation

Definition categories: act, determination, finding

2. evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

Definition categories: communication, evidence

3. the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established

- the thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest

- identification of the gun was an important clue

Definition categories: state, condition, status

4. the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering

Similar word(s): recognition

Definition categories: thought, memory, remembering

5. the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)

Definition categories: attribute, identity, individuality

Sentences with identification as a noun:

- Much education and experience is required for proper identification of bird species

- information necessary to make a good identification

- The authorities asked for his identification