Definition of ident in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈdɛnt/
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪdɛnt/


1 short for identification, especially in informal or technical use.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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