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Identity may refer to:

Social science[edit]

Group expression and affiliation[edit]

  • Cultural identity, a person's self-affiliation (or categorization by others) as a member of a cultural group
  • Identity politics, political arguments that focus upon the self-interest and perspectives of social-interest groups or minorities
  • National identity, belief in membership of a nationality

Racial and ethnocultural[edit]


Racial classification[edit]


  • Identity (philosophy), also called sameness - whatever makes an entity definable and recognizable over time.
  • Law of identity, principle of logic stating that an object is the same as itself
  • Personal identity, the numerical identity (continuity of existence) of persons through time

Specifications of persons[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]




Other uses in music[edit]

  • Identity (music), a transformation of pitches in music
  • Identity (tuning), an odd member below and including a limit
  • Also, researchers in music talk about 'musical identities', to describe various phenomena. Amongst them, 'musical identity' may be related to the manner in which an individual uses music practice as part of his identity or various behaviors that specific categories of musicians have, practicing their art (ex.: one may talk about the musical identity of jazz musicians).


Programs and series[edit]


Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


Computer science[edit]

  • Decentralized identifiers, a type of identifier that enables a verifiable, decentralized digital identity
  • Digital identity, representation of a set of claims made by one digital subject about itself or another digital subject
  • Federated identity, assembled identity of a person's user information, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems
  • Identity column, database field that uniquely identifies every row in the table and is made up of values generated by the database
  • Identity management, administrative area that deals with identifying individuals in a system and controlling access to resources by placing restrictions on them
  • Identity (object-oriented programming), the property of objects that distinguishes them from other objects
  • Online identity, social identity that an internet user establishes in online communities and websites
  • Self-sovereign identity (SSI), the user has a means of generating and controlling unique identifiers as well as some facility to store identity data


See also[edit]