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identification

noun [U]     /aɪˌden.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ə-/
B2 the act of recognizing and naming someone or something: Most of the bodies were badly burned , making identification almost impossible .Identifying A2 (also ID) an official document that shows or proves who you are: We were asked to show some identification before the security guards would let us in.Official documents
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