self-identity

self-identity

[self-ahy-den-ti-tee, -i-den-, self-]
noun
the identity or consciousness of identity of a thing with itself.

Origin:
1865–70

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self-identity
 
n
the conscious recognition of the self as having a unique identity

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self-identity self-i·den·ti·ty (sělf'ī-děn'tĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The oneness of a thing with itself.

  2. An awareness of and identification with oneself as a separate individual.

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