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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Identification of oneself with another person or thing.


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  • Catholics are also a major share of the religious population, but they are more easily recognized through self-identification, since their denomination, religious tradition, and self-identity are all one and the same.

    American Grace

  • Jews and Mormons20 can also be easily recognized through self-identification.

    American Grace

  • Whether downsized, laid off, fired or berated in a public battle carried out across the television, radio, tabloids and the Web, any person who has ever faced the misfortune of losing a job has also had to deal with the loss of self-esteem and self-identification that it brings.

    Kelly Smith Beaty: How Charlie Sheen Made 14.1 Million Americans Winners

  • Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten and another major conservative-leaning newspaper, Berkingske, are taking steps to control what appears on their online platforms, as they have both said they intend to impose stricter monitoring of their web forums and tighten up the required self-identification of debaters.

    Mass Killings in Norway Stir Danish Free-Speech Debate

  • (Conservative self-identification is up by five points since 2008 and Jim Stimson's measure of public mood shows movement in a conservative direction in 2009, though the estimate is noisy.)

    Brendan Nyhan: The fallacy of insufficient extremism

  • This self-identification is central to the Islamist threat.

    The Islamist Threat Inside Our Military

  • For self-identification purposes, emo in Mexico really comes down to one essential characteristic: a chosen look.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Though these terms may rarely be used for self-identification in Mexico City or anywhere else, they are widely imposed by young people upon one another.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Consequently, I reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise change my views, opinions and self-identification as I continue to refine my personal value/belief system towards the formulation of an ideology – a “politics of being trans” – that works for me.

    trans woman

  • Would it have been so difficult for the state to allow for self-identification instead of imposing definitions on us; definitions so poor that they require testing in court?

    Cis centrism and the Equality Bill


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