Translation of identity in Spanish:

identity

Pronunciation: /aɪˈdentəti/

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

  • 1 u and c 1.1 (name) identidad (feminine) to prove one's identity demostrar* su identidad you'll need some proof of identity necesitará algún documento que acredite su identidad it was a case of mistaken identity fue un caso de identificación equivocada
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    • In fact, her identity as a citizen in urban India is one that is minimally developed, if at all.
    • It doesn't matter that the joke is about mistaken identity or the fact that they're chasing the wrong vehicle - Atkinson can make you laugh at it anyway.
    • Being one of the king's personal guests had given them a special status despite the fact that their identities had yet to be given.
    1.2 (character) identidad (feminine) to lose one's identity perder* la identidad personal/national/sexual identity identidad personal/nacional/sexual
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    • That is, what about people who deliberately disrupt the continuity that ordinarily characterizes our identity?
    • My appreciation of this country stems from the fact that our national identity is impossible to pin down.
    • What should be one of the most important facts of our national identity is instead one of the government's most closely guarded secrets!
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Mathematics/Matemáticas] [Philos] identidad (feminine) an identity of interests una identidad or coincidencia de intereses
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    • Tickets issued at student fares are only valid for travel in conjunction with a valid student identity card bearing a photograph of the holder.
    • Young people across South Lakeland and Furness are being encouraged by police to carry photograph identity cards to prove their age.
    • All candidates were expected to have identity cards bearing their photographs to prevent other people sitting examinations for them.
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    • Group theory studies not a single structure, but a type of structure, the pattern common to collections of objects with a binary operation, an identity element thereon, and inverses for each element.
    • First, among the operations there must be an identity element - an operation that leaves the system unchanged.
    • For example, the collection of integers under addition is a group (the identity element is 0), and groups occur throughout mathematics from geometry to combinatorics to cryptography.
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    • Identity and equality are two fundamental binary relations which relate expressions of a given type.

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