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a means of portraying arithmetically the enduring equality between two (or more) VARIABLES that are equal by definition. For example, £1 = 100p (or $1 = 100¢), and no matter how many pounds (or dollars) we have, they can always be converted into pennies (or cents) by multiplying by 100. Identities are generally given a three-bar ‘identity’ sign (=) to indicate that the value to the left of the three bars is identical to the value to the right of the sign. The QUANTITY THEORY OF MONEY is one of the best-known examples of an identity in economics, written as:

where M is the money stock, V is the velocity of circulation of money, P is the general price level and T is the number of transactions undertaken. See EQUATION.

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[USPRwire, Fri Aug 23 2019] At the time when creating, updating or revoking identities and managing credentials for plethora of apps have become indispensable, novel approaches--remote identity proofing, bring your own identity (BYO-ID)-- to manage identity risks have come to the fore.
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Novell Identity Manager 4 Advanced Edition is a critical part of Novell's broader identity and security portfolio which delivers a consistent framework for managing identities across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
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Identity theory mainly conceives the social nature of self as derived from the role positions a person occupies, and the role identities vary with respect to their salience (Stets, 2006; Stets & Burke, 2003; Stryker, 1968, 1987; Stryker & Serpe, 1982; Wiley, 1991).
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