identification noun

1 act of identifying sb/sth

ADJ. accurate, correct | positive

VERB + IDENTIFICATION make She was unable to make a positive identification of the suspect.

IDENTIFICATION + NOUN parade A witness picked him out of an identity parade as the robber.

2 proof of identity

VERB + IDENTIFICATION carry, have Always carry some identification. Do you have any identification? | ask for, check The police checked their identification.

IDENTIFICATION + NOUN card, papers | code, number The vehicle's identification number is stamped on the engine.

PHRASES a means of identification My only means of identification was my cheque book.