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identification

noun [U] uk   /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.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.
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