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  • v. Present participle of identify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. serving to distinguish or identify an object, person, species or group.


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  • She paused to examine the mummy, carefully protected by glass: it was the real McCoy, the label identifying it as belonging to the actual queen herself, on loan from the Cairo Museum in Egypt.

    Dance Of Death

  • The quilt has needed to be restitched a number of times, and the tag identifying its maker has long since fallen off.

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  • But they would also add a tag identifying it as a “hyper-robust” example of that species.

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  • For example, a label identifying tape that contains latex may be included on a bulk supply box but not on individual rolls of tape, so a nurse might not see it.

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  • In comparison, goods bearing a label identifying them as made in Japan (or Taiwan, or even Singapore) carry a premium over similar products from China.

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  • The semantic difference for me is that "doctor" is a title identifying your educational pedigree, while "professor" identifies your job - it's possible to be a doctor without being a professor, and vice versa.

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  • Janos entered the code word identifying the operation.

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  • Hence the sect is sometimes called the Naturis, [61] or followers of _Natural_ Religion, the adoption of the English word identifying them again with the Br [= a] hmas, who are essentially the outcome of English education and Christian influence among Hindus.

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  • NYC's Demos recently hosted a debate over the possibility salvation by 'Philanthrocapitalists', a term identifying capital-wealthy individuals who form foundations or give to charity.

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  • Taylor said some meats, such as cattle or swine that were raised in the United States but sent to slaughter houses in Canada for processing, will have a label identifying it came from both countries.

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