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Meaning of “identification” in the English Dictionary

"identification" in British English

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identificationnoun [U]

uk   /aɪˌden.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-t̬ə-/
B2 the ​act of ​recognizing and ​naming someone or something: Most of the ​bodies were ​badlyburned, making identification ​almostimpossible.A2 (also ID) an ​officialdocument that ​shows or ​proves who you are: We were ​asked to show some identification before the ​securityguards would ​let us in.

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(Definition of identification from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"identification" in American English

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identificationnoun [U]

 us   /ɑɪˌdent·ə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/
the ​ability to ​name or ​recognize someone or something: Identification of the ​victims of the ​planecrash still is not ​complete. Identification is also ​proof of who someone or something is, usually in the ​form of ​documents: We were ​asked to show identification at the ​airportcheck-in.
(Definition of identification from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"identification" in Business English

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identificationnoun

uk   us   /aɪˌdentɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
[U] an ​officialcard or ​document with your ​name and photograph or other ​information on it, used for proving who you are: provide/show identification To ​open a new ​account, the ​bank will ​require you to show four ​pieces of identification. Please can I see some identification? identification ​card/​number/​papers
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[C or U] the ​process of ​recognizing someone or something, and ​stating or proving who or what they are: A strict ​legalinjunction was ​issuedbanning the ​publication of any ​material that might ​lead to the identification of the ​witnesses.form/means/proof of identification You will be ​asked to show your ​passport as ​proof of identification.
(Definition of identification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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