|1.||the act of identifying or the state of being identified|
|2.||a. something that identifies a person or thing|
|b. (as modifier): an identification card|
|a. the process of recognizing specific objects as the result of remembering|
|b. See also empathy the process by which one incorporates aspects of another person's personality|
|c. See also generalization the transferring of a response from one situation to another because the two bear similar features|
identification i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion (ī-děn'tə-fĭ-kā'shən)
A person's association with the qualities, characteristics, or views of another person or group.
An unconscious process by which a person transfers the response appropriate to a particular person or group to a different person or group.