Identity vs Authenticity - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between identity and authenticity

is that identity is sameness, identicalness; the quality or fact of (several specified things) being the same while authenticity is the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

identity

Noun

(identities)
  • Sameness, identicalness; the quality or fact of (several specified things) being the same.
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  • The difference or character that marks off an individual from the rest of the same kind, selfhood.
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  • 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 .
  • Sense of who one is.
  • I've been through so many changes, I have no sense of identity .
    This nation has a strong identity .
  • (algebra, computing) Any function which maps all elements of its domain to themselves.
  • (algebra) An element of an algebraic structure which, when applied to another element under an operation in that structure, yields this, second element.
  • Synonyms

    * selfhood * identity function

    Derived terms

    * additive identity * identity card * identity of indiscernibles * identity theft * law of identity * left identity * mistaken identity * multiplicative identity * personal identity * quasiidentity * right identity

    authenticity

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
  • I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
  • Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
  • The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
  • (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).
  • Synonyms

    * (quality of being genuine) genuineness

    Antonyms

    * (quality of not being genuine) phoniness; forgery; fakeness; bogosity