Variant of identity
- the condition or fact of being the same or exactly alike; sameness; oneness: groups united by identity of interests
- the condition or fact of being a specific person or thing; individuality
- the characteristics and qualities of a person, considered collectively and regarded as essential to that person's self-awareness
- the condition of being the same as a person or thing described or claimed
- Math. an equation which is true for all permissible sets of values of the variables which appear in it: Ex.: x - y= (x + y) (x - y)
Origin: Fr identité from Late Latin identitas, coined (prob. influenced, influence by Late Latin essentitas, essence) from Classical Latin idem, the same, akin to Sanskrit idám, the same from Indo-European base an unverified form e-, an unverified form ei-, he, that from source Sanskrit ayám, Old Irish ē, Gothic is, he
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