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i·den·ti·fy

(ī-dĕn′tə-fī′)
v. i·den·ti·fied, i·den·ti·fy·ing, i·den·ti·fies
v. tr.
1.
a. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing: Can you identify what kind of plane that is? I identified the man at the next table as a famous actor.
b. Biology To determine the taxonomic classification of (an organism).
c. To ascertain as having a certain characteristic or feature: job candidates who are identified as overqualified; children who have been identified with hearing loss.
2. To consider as identical or united; equate: The Greek god Ares is identified with the Roman god Mars.
3. To associate or affiliate closely with: writers who are identified with modernism.
v. intr.
1. To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another: She identifies strongly with her grandmother.
2. To associate oneself with or admire something, such as a set of ideas: a language learner who identifies with a new culture.
3. To believe or assert that one belongs to a certain group or class: She identifies as a libertarian. He identifies as bisexual.

[Medieval Latin identificāre, to make to resemble : Late Latin identitās, identity; see identity + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

i·den′ti·fi′a·ble adj.
i·den′ti·fi′a·bly adv.
i·den′ti·fi′er n.

identifier

(aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪə)
n
a person or thing that establishes the identity of someone or something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.identifier - a symbol that establishes the identity of the one bearing it
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Translations
identifikátor
tuvasti
identifikatorprimarni ključ

identifier

[aɪˈdentɪfaɪəʳ] Nidentificador m

identifier

n (Comput) → Bezeichner m
References in classic literature ?
Yet there was never a twin born in to this world that did not carry from birth to death a sure identifier in this mysterious and marvelous natal autograph.
The identifier will be used until the completion of education.
After the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report recommending that CMS work to ensure that device identifier information is captured on Medicare claim forms, CMS made a series of conflicting statements about the proposed policy.
Users can now search DailyMed by unique ingredient identifier for an active ingredient and an active moiety.
Using conventional software applications, each light bulb is given a unique identifier, and a user attempting to control one of these devices must select the appropriate identifier from a list of available devices within a graphical user interface.
ORCID's mission describes the service as providing "an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research, scholarship, and innovation activities" [1].
On the jobsite, the contractor also downloads the same identifiers and test settings into the Fluke Networks Versiv Cabling Certification System to perform tests, and can upload testing results for each identifier using LinkWare Live.
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If you click on a bold personal author name, ASTIS will search by ORCID identifier and all records by that person will be found.
That would be a lot easier if the airports mentioned in the various articles would be identified by their three letter identifier.
Digital object is a data structure whose principal components are digital materials or data plus a unique identifier for that material (Kahn and Wilensky, 2006).