positive identification

positive identifications

Definitions of positive identification
  1. noun
    evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance
    “a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people”
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    a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access
    identification number, number
    a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification
    card, identity card
    a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    countersign, parole, password, watchword, word
    a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    green card
    a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States
    I.D., ID
    a card or badge used to identify the bearer
    charge card, charge plate, credit card, plastic
    a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    debit card
    a card (usually plastic) that enables the holder to withdraw money or to have the cost of purchases charged directly to the holder's bank account
    smart card
    a plastic card containing a microprocessor that enables the holder to perform operations requiring data that is stored in the microprocessor; typically used to perform financial transactions
    business card
    a card on which are printed the person's name and business affiliation
    ABA transit number, BIN, bank identification number
    an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations; the first part shows the location and the second identifies the bank itself
    license number, registration number
    the number on the license plate that identifies the car that bears it
    Social Security number
    the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
    donor card
    a card that you carry on your person and that authorizes the use of your organs for transplantation after your death
    a plastic card that has a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism
    membership card
    a card certifying membership in an organization
    borrower's card, library card
    a card certifying the bearer's right to use the library
    ration card
    a card certifying the bearer's right to purchase rationed goods
    PIN, PIN number, personal identification number
    a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
    bank card
    a credit card issued by a bank
    calling card, phone card
    a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls
    cash card, cashcard
    a credit card that entitles the holder to receive cash
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    evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
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