identikit

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Blend of identification +‎ kit, originally a trademark.

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identikit (plural identikits)

  1. A picture of a person, reconstructed from strips showing facial features selected to match witnesses' descriptions; used by the police to build a likeness of a person sought for a crime.
  2. A composite sketch generated by a sketch artist, software, or a box of facial features on transparent foils that police officers and other public service professionals use to create a likeness of a person from a witness description.

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identikit (not comparable) (Britain)

  1. (informal, chiefly derogatory) Indistinguishable from each other; mass-produced or mass-marketed.
    • 2006, J. Christopher Holloway, Neil Taylor, The business of tourism (page 211)
      These identikit destinations have been developed through the activities of multinational tourism organizations.
    • 2010, Christine White, Directors and Designers (page 172)
      These identikit productions do not require specific performers to bring a new interpretation but require the repetition of the successful event for the paying audience.
    • 2012, Hannah Richell, The Secrets of the Tides, →ISBN, page 363:
      She guesses it is only a few years old; one of seven identikit mock-Tudor mansions built on a recent cul-de-sac development just outside Chichester.

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Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

identikit m (invariable)

  1. identikit

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English identikit.

Noun[edit]

identikit m (plural identikits)

  1. (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay) identikit, police sketch, composite sketch, facial composite
    Synonyms: retrato robot (Spain), retrato hablado (Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela)

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