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      n   pl   , -ties  
1    the state of having unique identifying characteristics held by no other person or thing  
2    the individual characteristics by which a person or thing is recognized  
3      (Also called)    numerical identity   the property of being one and the same individual  
his loss of memory did not affect his identity     
4      (Also called)    qualitative identity   the state of being the same in nature, quality, etc.  
they were linked by the identity of their tastes     
5    the state of being the same as a person or thing described or claimed  
the identity of the stolen goods has not yet been established     
6    identification of oneself as  
moving to London destroyed his Welsh identity     
7      (Logic)  
a    that relation that holds only between any entity and itself  
b    an assertion that that relation holds, as Cicero is Tully  
8      (Maths)  
a    an equation that is valid for all values of its variables, as in (x -- y)(x + y) = x2 -- y2. Often denoted by the symbol <equiv>  
b      (Also called)    identity element   a member of a set that when operating on another member, x, produces that member x: the identity for multiplication of numbers is 1 since x.1 = 1.x = x  
   See also       inverse       2b  
9      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a well-known person, esp. in a specified locality; figure (esp. in the phrase an old identity)  
     (C16: from Late Latin identitas, from Latin idem the same)  

corporate identity   , image  
      n   the way an organization is presented to or perceived by its members and the public  
identity card  
      n   a card that establishes a person's identity, esp. one issued to all members of the population in wartime, to the staff of an organization, etc.  
identity theory  
      n     (Philosophy)   a form of materialism which holds mental states to be identical with certain states of the brain and so to have no separate existence, but regards this identity as contingent so that mentalistic and physicalistic language are not held to be synonymous  
   See also       anomalous monism       materialism       2  
numerical identity  
      n     (Logic)   the relation that holds between two relata when they are the selfsame entity, that is, when the terms designating them have the same reference  
   Compare       qualitative identity  
See also  
    Leibnitz's law  
old identity  
      n     (N.Z.)   a person known for a long time in the one locality  
qualitative identity  
      n     (Logic)   the relation that holds between two relata that have properties in common. This term is used to distinguish many uses of the words identical or same in ordinary language from strict identity or numerical identity  
      n   the conscious recognition of the self as having a unique identity  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    distinctiveness, existence, individuality, oneness, particularity, personality, self, selfhood, singularity, uniqueness  
2    accord, correspondence, empathy, rapport, sameness, unanimity, unity  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! Virtual Identity exp.
User’s online presence that hold the potential to be the key to ones online identity, value and worth.

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
assumption of name and unique identity by which one creates a impression on the internet.
online footprint left by an user, available across the world wide web.
the act of using someone else's identifying information with the intent to defraud others online
[Leg.];[Tech.] criminal act to steal a personal information online
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
a person who deliberately misleads someone on social media as to their identity
Cybertort is a willful act done by a person on internet that may cause legal injuries to virtual identity or virtual property of a person in cyberspace
[Leg.];[Tech.] cyber defamation is Cybertort
a concept relating to internet social media where people interact with each other using online identity generally referred as ‘users’ which collectively describes as virtual public.
[Tech.] online users, online avatars, internet social media public
Digital estate Planning is the process having uniform rules of envisaging and arranging for the clearance of digital assets during a person physical life under virtual identity.
[Leg.];[Tech.] arranging for the clearance of digital assets
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