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identitynoun [C or U]

uk   /aɪˈden.tə.ti/ us   /aɪˈden.t̬ə.t̬i/
B2 who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others: The man's identity was being kept secret while he was helping police with enquiries. I cannot reveal the identity of my source. The informant was given a new identity (= a different name and new official documents) for protection. The newspaper photo apparently showed him in Rome but it was a case of mistaken identity (= it was the wrong person). In prison people often suffer from a loss of identity. I think my job gives me a sense of identity.

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

"identity" in American English

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identitynoun [C]

us   /ɑɪˈden·tɪ·t̬i/
  • identity noun [C] (person)

who a person is, or the qualities of a person or group that make them different from others: [U] As a journalist she refuses to reveal the identity of her source.
  • identity noun [C] (mathematical statement)

algebra an equation (= mathematical statement) that is true for every value given to a variable (= number that can change)
(Definition of identity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"identity" in Business English

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identitynoun [C or U]

uk   /aɪˈdentəti/ us   plural identities
the reputation, characteristics, etc. of a person or organization that makes the public think about them in a particular way: Companies often spend a fortune on branding in their attempts to communicate their identity.
who a person is, or information that proves who a person is, for example, their name and date of birth: When applying for a driver license or identification card, you must provide proof of your identity. confirm/prove your identity You may be asked to confirm your identity by phone.
(Definition of identity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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