[noun] the act of designating or identifying something Synonyms: designation
[noun] attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
[noun] evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
[noun] the condition of having your identity established; "the thief's identification was followed quickly by his arrest"
[noun] the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering; "a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"; "experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer" Synonyms: recognition