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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.
Up to now, several definitions have been proposed for identifiers.
conducting an initial assignment of the unique student identifiers, modifying the LDE s data
Instead, there are multiple loan and property identifiers, defined at different points in the mortgage process by many parties, including lenders, investors, title companies, insurance companies and recording jurisdictions.
They didn't find anything malicious, but a surprising number of the programs used unique identifiers such as the phone's IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number — sometimes without obtaining permission to do so from the user.
That said, any number of corporate and financial groups are worrying about requirements for multiplying identifiers and raising the specter of President Obama's Executive Order in January, which admonished regulatory agencies not to issue rules whose cost exceeds their benefit.
The updated plan includes the use of two alternative identifiers, the DoD identification number and the DoD benefits number, which will help support the broadest array of business practices while still reducing the department's reliance on the SSN.
Replacement rules for lost or illegible identifiers have been simplified and there will only be a requirement on the central database to hold batch movement data.
These 'enhanced' licenses emit unique identifiers and will be optional when they are first available to the public, though they will be required to enter the United States using a driver's license beginning in July 2009.
Uniform Resource Identifiers are an integral part of the current Architecture of the World Wide Web.
Payers may continue processing claims using legacy identifiers up until May 2008 although CMS has warned physicians to pay special attention to information discrepancies on their Medicare claims that carriers may have placed there prior to the original deadline.