Philosophical topics

  • Identity (philosophy)
    Identity (philosophy)
    In philosophy, identity, from , is the relation each thing bears just to itself. According to Leibniz's law two things sharing every attribute are not only similar, but are the same thing. The concept of sameness has given rise to the general concept of identity, as in personal identity and...

    , also called sameness, is whatever makes an entity definable and recognizable
  • Law of identity
    Law of identity
    In logic, the law of identity is the first of the so-called three classic laws of thought. It states that an object is the same as itself: A → A ; While this can also be listed as A ≡ A this is redundant Any reflexive relation upholds the law of identity...

    , principle of logic stating that an object is the same as itself
  • Personal identity (philosophy), refers to the numerical identity (continuity of existence) of persons through time

Specifications of persons

  • Identity change
    Identity change
    Identity change describes the intentional changes to an identity document or digital identity. The topic is of particular interest in "faceless" financial transactions and computer security. There are several different parties who may initiate the change:...

  • Identity document
    Identity document
    An identity document is any document which may be used to verify aspects of a person's personal identity. If issued in the form of a small, mostly standard-sized card, it is usually called an identity card...

  • Identity theft
    Identity theft
    Identity theft is a form of stealing another person's identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name...

    , the deliberate appropriation of someone else's identity (without that person's permission) for criminal purposes
  • Personally identifiable information
    Personally identifiable information
    Personally Identifiable Information , as used in information security, is information that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person or can be used with other sources to uniquely identify a single individual...

Personal conception and expression

  • Gender identity
    Gender identity
    A gender identity is the way in which an individual self-identifies with a gender category, for example, as being either a man or a woman, or in some cases being neither, which can be distinct from biological sex. Basic gender identity is usually formed by age three and is extremely difficult to...

    , also known as core gender identity, the gender(s) or lack thereof, that a person self-identifies
  • Identity formation
    Identity formation
    Identity formation is the development of the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity in a particular stage of life in which individual characteristics are possessed and by which a person is recognised or known . This process defines individuals to others and themselves...

    , the process of the development of the distinct personality of an individual
  • Identity (social science)
    Identity (social science)
    Identity is a term used to describe a person's conception and expression of their individuality or group affiliations . The term is used more specifically in psychology and sociology, and is given a great deal of attention in social psychology...

    , umbrella term used to describe individuality, personal identity, social identity, and cultural identity in psychology, sociology, and philosophy
  • Persona
    A persona, in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor. The word is derived from Latin, where it originally referred to a theatrical mask. The Latin word probably derived from the Etruscan word "phersu", with the same meaning, and that from the Greek πρόσωπον...

    , a social role or a character played by an actor with oneself
  • Sexual orientation identity
    Sexual orientation identity
    Sexual orientation identity describes how persons identify their own sexuality. In addition, they may choose not to identify their sexual orientation, or dis-identify with a sexual orientation.This may or may not relate to their actual sexual orientation...

    , describes how persons identify their own sexuality

Group expression and affiliation

  • Christian Identity
    Christian Identity
    Christian Identity is a label applied to a wide variety of loosely affiliated believers and churches with a racialized theology. Many promote a Eurocentric interpretation of Christianity.According to Chester L...

    , a Christian religious movement
  • Cultural identity
    Cultural identity
    Cultural identity is the identity of a group or culture, or of an individual as far as one is influenced by one's belonging to a group or culture. Cultural identity is similar to and has overlaps with, but is not synonymous with, identity politics....

    , person's self-affiliation (or categorization by others) as a member of a cultural group
  • Identity politics
    Identity politics
    Identity politics are political arguments that focus upon the self interest and perspectives of self-identified social interest groups and ways in which people's politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity through race, class, religion, sexual orientation or traditional dominance...

    , refers to political arguments that focus upon the self interest and perspectives of self-identified social interest groups or minorities
  • National identity
    National identity
    National identity is the person's identity and sense of belonging to one state or to one nation, a feeling one shares with a group of people, regardless of one's citizenship status....

    , belief in membership of a nation


  • Identity element
    Identity element
    In mathematics, an identity element is a special type of element of a set with respect to a binary operation on that set. It leaves other elements unchanged when combined with them...

    , a special element in a set or structure with respect to an operator
  • Identity function
    Identity function
    In mathematics, an identity function, also called identity map or identity transformation, is a function that always returns the same value that was used as its argument...

    , a function that does not alter its argument
  • Identity (mathematics)
    Identity (mathematics)
    In mathematics, the term identity has several different important meanings:*An identity is a relation which is tautologically true. This means that whatever the number or value may be, the answer stays the same. For example, algebraically, this occurs if an equation is satisfied for all values of...

    , an equality that holds regardless of the values of its variables
  • Identity matrix
    Identity matrix
    In linear algebra, the identity matrix or unit matrix of size n is the n×n square matrix with ones on the main diagonal and zeros elsewhere. It is denoted by In, or simply by I if the size is immaterial or can be trivially determined by the context...

    , a square matrix with ones on the main diagonal, zeros elsewhere


  • Accounting identity
    Accounting identity
    In finance and economics, an accounting identity is an equality that must be true regardless of the value of its variables, or a statement that by definition must be true. The term is also used in economics to refer to equalities that are by definition or construction true, such as the balance of...

    , calculation or measurement that must be true regardless of the value of its variables
  • Corporate identity
    Corporate identity
    In Corporate Communications, a corporate identity is the "persona" of a corporation which is designed to accord with and facilitate the attainment of business objectives...

    , "persona" of a corporation by way of branding or use of trademarks

Computer science

  • Digital identity
    Digital identity
    Digital identity is the aspect of digital technology that is concerned with the mediation of people's experience of their own identity and the identity of other people and things...

    , representation of a set of claims made by one digital subject about itself or another digital subject
  • Federated identity
    Federated identity
    A federated identity in information technology is the means of linking a person's electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems....

    , assembled identity of a person's user information, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems
  • Identity column
    Identity column
    An Identity column is a column in a database table that is made up of values generated by the database. This is much like an AutoNumber field in Microsoft Access or a sequence in Oracle...

    , database field that uniquely identifies every row in the table and is made up of values generated by the database
  • Identity management
    Identity management
    Identity management is a broad administrative area that deals with identifying individuals in a system and controlling access to the resources in that system by placing restrictions on the established identities of the individuals.Identity management is multidisciplinary and covers many...

    , administrative area that deals with identifying individuals in a system and controlling access to resources by placing restrictions on them
  • Identity (object-oriented programming)
    Identity (object-oriented programming)
    An identity in object-oriented programming, object-oriented design and object-oriented analysis describes the property of objects that distinguishes them from other objects. This is closely related to the philosophical concept of identity....

    , describes the property of objects that distinguishes them from other objects
  • Online identity
    Online identity
    An online identity, internet identity, or internet persona is a social identity that an Internet user establishes in online communities and websites...

    , social identity that an internet user establishes in online communities and websites

Culture and the arts

  • iD eNTITY
    iD_ᴇNTITY or Yureka is a manhwa series created by Son Hee-joon in collaboration with Kim Youn-kyung and distributed by Tokyopop in North America. The series centers around the main character Jang-Gun and his friends along with their virtual reality avatars in the computer game world called "Lost...

    , manhwa series created by Son Hee-joon, along with Kim Youn-kyung, distributed by Tokyopop in North America
  • Identity (Zee album), 1984 album by Richard Wright and Dave Harris of Zee
  • Identity (BoA album)
    Identity (BoA album)
    Identity is Korean singer BoA's seventh Japanese studio album, released on February 10, 2010, nearly two years since The Face.-Promotion:...

    , 2010 album by BoA
  • "Identity" (song)
    Identity (song)
    is Japanese band Sakanaction's third physical single, to be released on August 4, 2010.-Writing and inspiration:The song is an upbeat dance/rock song, with a Latin beat. The lyrics centre around the lines of the chorus, "There's no identity, it can't be born." The verses question whether a person's...

    , 2010 song by Sakanaction
    are a Japanese rock band from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Their music is a mix of alternative rock, electronic, pop, and New Wave styles, and is thus difficult to classify under one category...

  • "Identity", a song from the album Germ Free Adolescents
    Germ Free Adolescents
    Germ Free Adolescents is the debut album of English punk rock band X-Ray Spex. It contained the UK hit singles: "The Day The World Turned Day-Glo" , "Identity" and "Germ Free Adolescents" which reached No. 18 in November 1978.The album received wide acclaim upon its release...

    by X-Ray Spex
  • "Identity" (Burn Notice)
    Identity (Burn Notice)
    Identity is the second episode of Burn Notice, an American television drama series created for the USA Network.Michael Westen agrees to help his mother, Madeline Westen recover the money of an elderly friend from a scammer in exchange for information about two mysterious men monitoring his mother's...

    , second episode of the USA Network television drama series
  • Identity (dj)
    Identity (dj)
    IDENTITY , is a leading American hard dance DJ.An established and popular underground DJ in the United States hard dance scene, Identity is the leading hard house dj in New England, as well as most of America...

    , an American hard dance disc jockey
  • Identity (film)
    Identity (film)
    Identity is a 2003 American thriller-mystery film, directed by James Mangold and written by Michael Cooney. The film stars John Cusack, Ray Liotta, John C. McGinley and Amanda Peet. The plot was inspired by Agatha Christie's novel And Then There Were None.-Plot:Malcolm Rivers is awaiting...

    , directed by James Mangold and starring John Cusack
  • Identity (game show)
    Identity (game show)
    Identity is a reality/game show, hosted by Penn Jillette and produced by Reveille where contestants could win money by matching 12 strangers one-by-one to phrases about their identities.-Format:A contestant is introduced to twelve strangers...

    , a short-lived game show
  • Identity, an episode of Legend of the Seeker
    Legend of the Seeker
    Legend of the Seeker is a television series based on The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind. Distributed in U.S. by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, ABC Studios produced the series, which was its first foray into broadcast syndication, with Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Joshua Donen, Ned Nalle and...

  • Identity (music)
    Identity (music)
    In music, identity may refer to two different concepts, one in post-tonal theory and one in tuning theory.-Post-tonal theory:In post-tonal music theory, identity is similar to identity in universal algebra. An identity function is a permutation or transformation which transforms a pitch or pitch...

    , a transformation of pitches in music
  • Identity (novel), by Milan Kundera
  • Identity (TV series)
    Identity (TV series)
    Identity is a British police procedural drama television series starring Aidan Gillen and Keeley Hawes, airing in the UK during July–August 2010. Concerning identity theft, the series was created and written by Ed Whitmore, a writer most noted for his work on the BBC's Waking The Dead and the...

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 6)
    This article contains a list of episodes for season 6 of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.-Cast:*Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler*Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson*Richard Belzer as Det. John Munch...

    "Identity", an episode of the TV series
  • The name of the BNP
    British National Party
    The British National Party is a British far-right political party formed as a splinter group from the National Front by John Tyndall in 1982...

  • "Identity" (Charlie Jade), an episode of the television series Charlie Jade

See also

  • Biometrics
    Biometrics As Jain & Ross point out, "the term biometric authentication is perhaps more appropriate than biometrics since the latter has been historically used in the field of statistics to refer to the analysis of biological data [36]" . consists of methods...

  • Entity
    An entity is something that has a distinct, separate existence, although it need not be a material existence. In particular, abstractions and legal fictions are usually regarded as entities. In general, there is also no presumption that an entity is animate.An entity could be viewed as a set...

  • Identification (disambiguation)
  • Secret identity (disambiguation)
    Secret identity (disambiguation)
    Secret identity may mean:* Secret identity, an alternate persona used to conceal a person's true identity, often associated with fictional characters such as superheroes...

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