from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun Trademark A set of images containing a wide variety of facial features, such as noses, hairlines, chins, etc. on transparencies which can be overlayed in combinations to build up a picture of a person; it is used by police agencies to create concrete images of a crime suspect from the descriptions of witnesses; the image created with the kit is also called an
Identikit, or more properly an Identikit picture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun a
pictureof a person, reconstructedfrom strips showing facial features selectedto match witnesses' descriptions; used by the policeto builda likenessof a person soughtfor a crime
- noun A general description for a composite sketch generated by a sketch artist, software, or a box of facial features on transparent foils that police officers and other public service professionals use to create a likeness of a person from a witness description.
- adjective informal
Indistinguishablefrom each other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought
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I thought I had become fairly politically correct, but there clearly remain a few loose ends for me to tie up before I become a fully-fledged 'identikit' parliamentary candidate.
"Please take into consideration the swelling, look deeply at the photo and also look at the identikit which is sculptured from facial bone structure."
No amount of cartridge cleaning, changing to different photo paper types or repositioning the printer changed this, and it gave facial shots a rather "identikit" look to them - not what we were looking for.
Writer Rachel Trezise, who is from Cwmparc, said it was one of the few places of character in today's "identikit" Cardiff.
Given that the sketch comedy scene is at the moment overly dominated by identikit eager-to-please young men, Toby provide a welcome shot in the arm.
Clare Maguire Ain't Nobody (Breakage Remix) (Polydor) I once worked with a lady who spelled her name Klaire ( "Klaire with a K" was her mantra) and though this seemed an odd affectation for someone who worked in a call centre, you can't help thinking that a similar conceit would help distinguish Clare Maguire from the legion of identikit pop ladies we apparently should be looking out for in 2011.
From the sound of it, The Enemy are another British identikit indie band with lots of guitars and a rousing chorus.
Although this, of course, brings its own frustrations: Sama bemoans the fact that the grime producers aren't getting famous in their own right, for their own sound "while a thousand identikit 'Shoreditch bass' producers who all sound the same get the limelight".
I have a weakness for identikit indie bands, so they can stay in the mix.
While Kraftwerk gave us identikit machine men, since the 1980s Michael Clark has crowded po-mo's slippery surfaces with a dazzling pick-n-mix of punk, pop and ballet where androgynous personas sport outlandish costumes.