Ident Definition

idents
adjective

(Now chiefly dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Diligent; persistent.

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noun
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(television) A brief audiovisual sequence serving to identify the broadcaster.

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(Internet) A protocol serving to identify the user of a particular TCP connection, used especially on IRC networks.

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Other Word Forms of Ident

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ident
Plural:
idents

Origin of Ident

  • From a later form of ithand, itself an alteration (due to assimilation to suffix -and) of Middle English ithen, from Old Norse iðinn (“assiduous, diligent”), from iðja, iðna (“to do, perform”), from (“a restless motion”), equivalent to ithe +‎ -and and/or ithe +‎ -en. Cognate with Icelandic iðinn (“diligent”), Norwegian idig (“busy”), Danish id (“pursuit, calling, business”). More at ithand.

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  • Shortened form of identification

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