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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
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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.
At least 100,000 Coast students will miss the Tuesday deadline to produce validated birth certificates before registration for unique identifiers, a Knut official has said.
and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting that CMS clarify its position on the inclusion of medical devices' device identifiers (DIs) on Medicare claim forms.
amp;nbsp;Remembering the correct identifier for a particular light bulb and finding that identifier from a list of 40-50 identifiers can be a difficult and time-consuming process.
These identifiers are primarily used to disambiguate authors in the publishing world.
LabelLink enables installers to access a single centralized LinkWare Live data file where unique identifiers for network cables and components can be stored then downloaded wirelessly to Brother PT-E550W labelers or Fluke Versiv testers at the jobsite.
ASTIS currently has ORCID identifiers for 335 Canadian Arctic researchers in our database.
We've had some folks complain about us using all the airport identifiers because they have no idea where the airport is from the identifier.
Up to now, several definitions have been proposed for identifiers.
Identifiers like MAC addresses can be converted in the form of identifiers as shown in Figure 2.
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.
Currently, health plans use multiple identifiers of differing lengths and formats.