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identity

 [i-den´tĭ-te]
the aggregate of characteristics by which an individual is recognized by himself and others.
disturbed personal identity a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the inability to distinguish between the self and nonself.
gender identity a person's concept of himself or herself as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, usually based on physical characteristics, parental attitudes and expectations, and psychological and social pressures. It is the private experience of gender role.

i·den·ti·ty

(ī-den'ti-tē),
The summation of a person's internalized history of relationship with objects, his or her social role, and his or her perception of both; the experience of "I". See: ego.
See also: persona, shadow (2).

identity

Psychiatry A person's global role in life and perception of a sense of self. See Core identity, Gender identity Social medicine A sense of individuality including one's distinct personality, talents, abilities, and flaws.

i·den·ti·ty

(ī-den'ti-tē)
1. The sum of characteristics by which a person is recognized (by self and others).
2. A composite definition of the self that includes an interpersonal aspect (e.g., roles, relationships); an aspect of possibility or potential (i.e., who one might become) and a values-oriented aspect that provides a basis for choices and decisions, including self-esteem and self-concept, both in reflecting and being influenced by the society in which one functions.

i·den·ti·ty

(ī-den'ti-tē)
Summation of a person's internalized history of relationship with objects, his or her social role, and his or her perception of both; the experience of "I."
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Let (H/S, +') be a commutative hypergroup with an identity element "0" and S [??] R be a subhypergroup of H.
This makes [S.sub.1] balanced, unless [y.sub.1] is the identity element in [G.sub.1].
Observe that e is also the identity element for ([G.sub.H], [omicron]) and since ([G.sub.H],*) is a [S.sub.2nd]BL,
Moreover, the identity element of the group is the label of the row (column) where the standard sequence appears.
Let [G.sub.0] be the connected component of G containing the identity element. Then by [4, Theorem 14.1.3 (ii)], [K.sub.0] = K [intersection] [G.sub.0] is connected and [K.sub.0] is a maximal compact subgroup of [G.sub.0].
Now, for every h [member of] G there exists a positive integer [k.sub.h], such that the [k.sub.h]-iterated commutator of h by g is the identity element: [[[h,g],g]..
Then for every f [member of] LUC(S) and [epsilon] > 0, there is a neighbourhood U of the identity element e of S such that
So bab = b = [1.sub.[beta]] = [1.sub.[alpha]], where [1.sub.[alpha]] is the identity element of [M.sub.[alpha]].
Thus, 0 = (0,0,0,0) is the additive identity element in (NQ,+) and for any a [member of] NQ,--a is the additive inverse.
Thus a quasigroup does not have an identity element and it is also non-associative.
If there exists an element e in S such that ex - xe - x for all x in S then we say that S is a monoid and e is called the identity element. An element x [member of] S is called idempotent if xx = x.
Part of the World Immaterial Patrimony, by enrolling in the UNESCO Representative List, under the title of Cultural Practices Associated to March 1, the Martisor feast represents an identity element of the traditional Romanian culture, fascinating with uniqueness and inventiveness.