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Heroism vs. Identity

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Heroismnoun

The qualities characteristic of a hero, such as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

Identitynoun

Sameness, identicalness; the quality or fact of (several specified things) being the same.

Heroismnoun

The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

‘Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.’;

Identitynoun

The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.

Heroismnoun

the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle);

‘he showed great heroism in battle’; ‘he received a medal for valor’;

Identitynoun

A name or persona—the mask or appearance one presents to the world—by which one is known.

‘This criminal has taken on several identities.’;

Heroismnoun

great bravery

‘they fought with exemplary heroism’;

Identitynoun

Sense of who one is.

‘I've been through so many changes, I have no sense of identity.’; ‘This nation has a strong identity.’;

Identitynoun

Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.

Identitynoun

(algebra) An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this second element.

Identitynoun

A well-known or famous person.

Identitynoun

The state or quality of being identical, or the same; sameness.

‘Identity is a relation between our cognitions of a thing, not between things themselves.’;

Identitynoun

The condition of being the same with something described or asserted, or of possessing a character claimed; as, to establish the identity of stolen goods.

Identitynoun

An identical equation.

Identitynoun

the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity;

‘you can lose your identity when you join the army’;

Identitynoun

the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known;

‘geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it’; ‘it was too dark to determine his identity’; ‘she guessed the identity of his lover’;

Identitynoun

an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates;

‘the identity under numerical multiplication is 1’;

Identitynoun

exact sameness;

‘they shared an identity of interests’;

Identitynoun

the fact of being who or what a person or thing is

‘she believes she is the victim of mistaken identity’; ‘he knows the identity of the bombers’;

Identitynoun

the characteristics determining who or what a person or thing is

‘he wanted to develop a more distinctive Scottish Tory identity’;

Identitynoun

(of an object) serving to establish who the holder, owner, or wearer is by bearing their name and often other details such as a signature or photograph

‘an identity card’;

Identitynoun

a close similarity or affinity

‘an identity between the company's own interests and those of the local community’;

Identitynoun

a transformation that leaves an object unchanged.

Identitynoun

an element of a set which, if combined with another element by a specified binary operation, leaves that element unchanged.

Identitynoun

the equality of two expressions for all values of the quantities expressed by letters, or an equation expressing this, e.g. (x + 1)² = x² + 2x + 1.

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