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.