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i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion

identification

 
 
pronunciation:
aI den t fih keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of showing who a person is or what a thing is.
They went for a walk in the woods and took a book on the identification of birds.
similar words:
association
definition 2: something that proves who a person is, such as a driver's license or passport.
The spy had to show her identification before the guards would let her into the secret cave.
similar words:
card, mark
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The word identification contains the following part:
-faction, -ification, -efaction Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of making or becoming
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The suffix -ification , -efaction forms nouns from verbs ending in -ify, -efy, -fy. It is a compound of fac, fic, fec, fact, fect + -ion. The -fy and -efy forms become -efaction (stupefy, stupefaction); -ify becomes -ification (magnify, magnification).