Definition of identity. Meaning of identity. Synonyms of identity
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Definition of identity
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Personal identityPersonal Per"son*al, a. [L. personalis: cf. F. personnel.]
1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
and so personal to Cain. --Locke.
3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
``Personal communication.' --Fabyan.
The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
Personal action (Law), a suit or action by which a man
claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
Personal equation. (Astron.) See under Equation.
Personal estate or property (Law), movables; chattels; --
opposed to real estate or property. It usually consists of
things temporary and movable, including all subjects of
property not of a freehold nature.
Personal identity (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
unity of the individual person, which is attested by
Personal pronoun (Gram.), one of the pronouns I, thou,
he, she, it, and their plurals.
Personal representatives (Law), the executors or
administrators of a person deceased.
Personal rights, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
Personal tithes. See under Tithe.
Personal verb (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
inflected to correspond with the three persons. system or doctrine of identityIdentism I*den"tism, n. [See Identity.] (Metaph.)
The doctrine taught by Schelling, that matter and mind, and
subject and object, are identical in the Absolute; -- called
also the system or doctrine of identity.
Meaning of identity from wikipedia
to: philosophical topics
(philosophy), also called
sameness, is whatever makes
an entity definable
- in psychology
is a person's conception
of their individuality
or group affiliations
- an identity document
or id, or colloquially
as one's 'papers') is any document which
may be used to
- identity theft
is a form of stealing
in which someone pretends
to be someone
else by assuming
that person's identity,
- cultural identity
is the identity
of a group
, or of an individual
as far as one is influenced
by one's belonging
to a group
- in mathematics
, an identity element
element) is a special
type of element
of a set with respect
to a binary operation
- in mathematics
, the term identity
has several different important
meanings: an identity
is an equality relation
a b, such that a and b
- personal identity
is the unique numerical identity
time. date june 2012 that is to say, the necessary
- gender identity
is a person's private sense
of, and subjective experience
of a social identity
- in mathematics
, an identity
function, also called identity relation
map or identity
transformation, is a function