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Identity may refer to one of the following:
In social science and psychology:
- social identity. In the social sciences, identity has specific meanings, stemming from cognitive theory, sociology, politics, and psychology. See also identity politics.
- ethnic identity is a person's self-affiliation (or categorization by others) as a member of an ethnic group.
- gender identity is the gender with which a person identifies (or is identified by others).
- digital identity is the representation of identity in terms of digital information.
- online identity is the digital identity established by computer network users.
- psychological identity is the concept that an individual has a unique identity developed relatively late in history.
- identity (philosophy) is the sameness of two things (also see law of identity)
- identity theory of mind, in the philosophy of mind, holds that the mind is identical to the brain
- personal identity, in philosophy
- An identity is an equality that holds regardless of the values of its variables.
- An identity object is an entity that does not change other objects: see identity function, identity element, identity matrix, and identity morphism.
In computer science:
- identity (object-oriented programming), a property of objects that allows those objects to be distinguished from each other.
In creative works:
- Identity (book) is a novel written by Milan Kundera.
- Identity (film) is a movie starring John Cusack.
- identity (music), a transformation of pitches in music.
- corporate identity is the physical manifestation of a business brand.
- identity theft is the deliberate appropriation of someone else's identity (without that person's permission) for criminal purposes.
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