Definition of "id" []

  • In Freudian theory, the division of the psyche that is totally unconscious and serves as the source of instinctual impulses and demands for immediate satisfaction of primitive needs. (noun)
  • The mass of primitive instincts and energies in the unconscious mind that, modified by the ego and the superego, underlies all psychic activity (noun)

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Use "id" in a sentence
  • "_Quique quod_ is obviously prone to haplography; on the other hand, it could be a rewriting of _qui quod id es_, which is itself presumably a simple corruption through interchange of _qui quod es id_."
  • "SelectCommand = "SELECT * FROM prospects where id = @id""
  • ""GROUP BY auction, bidder ORDER BY id DESC"; $query = "select max (bid) AS maxbid, bidder FROM NTKAUCTIONSC_bids WHERE auction =". intval ($id)."