Definition of ident in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈdɛnt
, ˈʌɪdɛnt/


  • 1 short for identification, especially in informal or technical use.
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    • It is one of ‘I see this as an ident [a match] because I have been doing this longer than you.’
    • ‘Additional idents on the Red Dragon's escorts,’ Garcia said.
    • Three minutes later, the controller advised the pilot of the other airplane that the Piper was at 8,200 feet and that there were no further idents.
  • 1.1A short sequence shown on television between programmes to identify the channel.
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    • The Title Sequence and Idents Award - This award is given to those working on film titles, bumpers, stings or idents.
    • The current series of C4 idents are beautifully presented and will no doubt garner armfuls of awards.
    • Well, the new ident for the show has been revealed, and it's shocking different.

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