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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Medieval Latin identitās (sameness, identity) in the 18th century, from Latin īdem (the same).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /iˌdɛntiˈtɛːt/ (standard; used naturally in western Germany and Switzerland)
  • IPA(key): /iˌdɛntiˈteːt/ (overall more common; particularly northern and eastern regions)
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  • Hyphenation: Iden‧ti‧tät

NounEdit

Identität f (genitive Identität, plural Identitäten)

  1. identity
    • 2010, Der Spiegel, issue 28/2010, page 93:
      Fast alle Amerikaner können ihre Wurzeln in fremde Länder zurückverfolgen, und deshalb ist Einwanderung ein Thema, das die Identität der USA auf besondere Weise berührt.
      Nearly all Americans can trace back their roots into foreign countries, and therefore immigration is an issue that touches the identity of the US in a special way.
  2. (mathematics) unity

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