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# identity

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## CIDE DICTIONARY

identityn. [F. identité, LL. identitas, fr. L. idem the same, from the root of is he, that; cf. Skr. idam this. Cf. Item.].
•  The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness.  [1913 Webster]
"Identity is a relation between our cognitions of a thing, not between things themselves."  [1913 Webster]
•  The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.  [1913 Webster]
•  An identical equation.  [1913 Webster]

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

identity, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a the quality or condition of being a specified person or thing. b individuality, personality (felt he had lost his identity).
2 identification or the result of it (a case of mistaken identity; identity card).
3 the state of being the same in substance, nature, qualities, etc.; absolute sameness (no identity of interests between them).
4 Algebra a the equality of two expressions for all values of the quantities expressed by letters. b an equation expressing this, e.g. (x + 1)(2) = x(2) + 2x + 1.
5 Math. a (in full identity element) an element in a set, left unchanged by any operation to it. b a transformation that leaves an object unchanged.

Idiom
identity crisis a phase in which an individual feels a need to establish an identity in relation to society. identity parade = identification parade.
Etymology
LL identitas f. L idem same

## THESAURUS

### identity

accord, accordance, affinity, agape, agreement, alikeness, alliance, amity, analogy, aping, approach, approximation, assimilation, balance, bonds of harmony, brotherly love, caritas, cement of friendship, charity, closeness, coequality, coextension, combination, communion, community, community of interests, comparability, comparison, compatibility, concord, concordance, conformity, congeniality, congruence, copying, correspondence, credo, creed, differentiation, differentness, distinctiveness, egohood, empathy, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, esprit, esprit de corps, evenness, feeling of identity, fellow feeling, fellowship, frictionlessness, fusion, good vibes, good vibrations, happy family, harmony, human factor, ideology, imitation, indistinguishability, individualism, individuality, indivisibility, intactness, integrality, integration, integrity, inviolability, irreducibility, justice, kinship, levelness, like-mindedness, likeness, likening, love, metaphor, mimicking, mutuality, nearness, nominalism, nonconformity, oneness, organic unity, outlook, par, parallelism, parity, particularism, particularity, peace, personal equation, personal identity, personality, personship, philosophy, poise, proportion, purity, rapport, rapprochement, reciprocity, resemblance, sameness, self-identity, selfhood, selfness, selfsameness, semblance, sharing, similarity, simile, similitude, simplicity, simulation, singleness, singularity, solidarity, solidification, solidity, soul, symmetry, sympathy, symphony, team spirit, unanimity, understanding, undividedness, unification, uniformity, union, uniqueness, unison, unity, univocity, view, weltanschauung, wholeness

## ROGET THESAURUS

### Identity

N identity, sameness, coincidence, coalescence, convertibility, equality, selfness, self, oneself, identification, monotony, tautology, facsimile, homoousia: alter ego, ipsissima verba, same, self, very, one and the same, very thing, actual thing, real McCoy, no other, one and only, in the flesh, identical, self, ilk, the same, selfsame, one and the same, homoousian, coincide, coalescent, coalescing, indistinguishable, one, equivalent, tweedle dee and tweedle dum, much the same, of a muchness, unaltered, identically, on all fours.

### Equality

N equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise, evenness, monotony, level, equivalence, equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, equiponderance, par, quits, a wash, not a pin to choose, distinction without a difference, six of one and half a dozen of the other, tweedle dee and tweedle dum, identity, similarity, equalization, equation, equilibration, co-ordination, adjustment, readjustment, drawn game, drawn battle, neck and neck race, tie, draw, standoff, dead heat, match, peer, compeer, equal, mate, fellow, brother, equivalent, equal, even, level, monotonous, coequal, symmetrical, coordinate, on a par with, on a level with, on a footing with, up to the mark, equiparant, equivalent, tantamount, indistinguishable, quits, homologous, synonymous, resolvable into, convertible, much at one, as broad as long, neither more nor less, much the same as, the same thing as, as good as, all one, all the same, equipollent, equiponderant, equiponderous, equibalanced, equalized, drawn, half and half, isochronal, isochronous isoperimetric, isoperimetrical, isobath, isobathic, equally, pari passu, ad eundum, caeteris paribus, in equilibrio, to all intents and purposes, it comes to the same thing, it amounts to the same thing, what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gande.

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