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i·den·ti·cal

 (ī-dĕn′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Being the same: another orator who used the senator's identical words.
2. Exactly equal and alike: Your car is identical to mine. Are the fingerprints at the crime scene identical with those of the accused?
3. Biology Of or relating to a twin or twins developed from the same fertilized ovum and having the same genetic makeup and closely similar appearance; monozygotic.

[From Medieval Latin identicus, from Late Latin identitās, identity; see identity.]

i·den′ti·cal·ly adv.

identical

(aɪˈdɛntɪkəl)
adj
1. Also called: numerically identical being one and the same individual: Cicero and Tully are identical.
2. Also called: quantitatively identical exactly alike, equal, or agreeing
3. (Biology) designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same sex who developed from a single fertilized ovum that split into two. Compare fraternal3
[C17: from Medieval Latin identicus, from Latin idem the same]
iˈdentically adv
iˈdenticalness n

i•den•ti•cal

(aɪˈdɛn tɪ kəl, ɪˈdɛn-)

adj.
1. similar or alike in every way.
2. being the very same; selfsame.
3. agreeing exactly: identical opinions.
[1610–20]
i•den′ti•cal•ly, adv.
i•den′ti•cal•ness, n.

identical

If two or more things are identical, they are exactly the same in every detail.

...twenty or thirty suitcases with identical blue labels.

You can say that one thing is identical with another thing or identical to it. There is no difference in meaning.

Chemically, it is almost identical to limestone.
Is creativity identical with intelligence?
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.identical - exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different; "rows of identical houses"; "cars identical except for their license plates"; "they wore indistinguishable hats"
same - closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree; "curtains the same color as the walls"; "two girls of the same age"; "mother and son have the same blue eyes"; "animals of the same species"; "the same rules as before"; "two boxes having the same dimensions"; "the same day next year"
2.identical - being the exact same one; not any other:; "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"
same - same in identity; "the same man I saw yesterday"; "never wore the same dress twice"; "this road is the same one we were on yesterday"; "on the same side of the street"
3.identical - (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum; "identical twins are monovular"
biovular, fraternal - (of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova; "fraternal twins are biovular"
4.identical - having properties with uniform values along all axes
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
isotropic, isotropous - invariant with respect to direction
5.identical - coinciding exactly when superimposed; "identical triangles"
congruent - coinciding when superimposed

identical

adjective alike, like, the same, matching, equal, twin, equivalent, corresponding, duplicate, synonymous, indistinguishable, analogous, interchangeable, a dead ringer (slang), the dead spit (informal), like two peas in a pod Nearly all the houses were identical.
different, separate, unlike, distinct, diverse, disparate
the identical the same, the very same, the selfsame She had the identical quirky mannerisms her father used to have.
Quotations
"Two things are identical if one can be substituted for the other without affecting the truth" [Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Table de définitions]

identical

adjective
1. Being one and not another or others; not different in nature or identity:
2. Agreeing exactly in value, quantity, or effect:
Idioms: on a par, one and the same.
Translations
مُتَطَابِقٌمُطابِق، مُتَطابِقمُماثِل، مُشابِه
stejnýtentýžtotožný
identiskden samme
identtinen
identičan
azonosegypetéjű
nákvæmlega einssamur, nákvæmlega eins
同一の一卵性の
동일한
identiškaiidentiškumastapatumastapatustas pats
identiskstas patsvienāds
identičenisti
identisk
เหมือนกันทุกอย่าง
aynıbenzerbirözdeştıpatıp aynı
giống hệt

identical

[aɪˈdentɪkəl]
A. ADJidéntico
their status is identical to or with that of all other citizenssu condición es idéntica a or exactamente igual que la de cualquier otro ciudadano
B. CPD identical twins NPLgemelos mpl idénticos

identical

[aɪˈdɛntɪkəl] adjidentique
identical to → identique à

identical

adj (= exactly alike)identisch, (völlig) gleich; (= same)der-/die-/dasselbe; identical twinseineiige Zwillinge pl; we have identical viewswir haben die gleichen Ansichten

identical

[aɪˈdɛntɪˌkl] adjidentico/a

identical

(aiˈdentikəl) adjective
1. the same in every detail. They wore identical dresses.
2. the very same. That is the identical car that I saw outside the bank just before the robbery.
iˈdentically adverb
iˈdenticalness noun

identical

مُتَطَابِقٌ totožný identisk identisch πανομοιότυπος idéntico identtinen identique identičan identico 同一の 동일한 identiek identisk identyczny idêntico идентичный identisk เหมือนกันทุกอย่าง özdeş giống hệt 一样的

identical

a. idéntico-a, igual, mismo-a.

identical

adj idéntico
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She still responded, mechanically, to the frequent summons of the shop-bell, and, at the demand of her customers, went prying with vague eyes about the shop, proffering them one article after another, and thrusting aside --perversely, as most of them supposed--the identical thing they asked for.
In either case, there was very much the same solemnity of demeanour on the part of the spectators, as befitted a people among whom religion and law were almost identical, and in whose character both were so thoroughly interfused, that the mildest and severest acts of public discipline were alike made venerable and awful.
It was at this identical spot that the unfortunate Andre was captured, and under the covert of those chestnuts and vines were the sturdy yeomen concealed who surprised him.
Holding a light in one hand, and that identical New Zealand head in the other, the stranger entered the room, and without looking towards the bed, placed his candle a good way off from me on the floor in one corner, and then began working away at the knotted cords of the large bag I before spoke of as being in the room.
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
Just at this moment, Eva came innocently into the room, with the identical coral necklace on her neck.
Your honor, we are all agreed that they are identical.
He had seen the prisoner show these identical lists to French gentlemen at Calais, and similar lists to French gentlemen, both at Calais and Boulogne.
My father had often hinted that she seldom conducted herself like any ordinary Christian; and now, instead of ringing the bell, she came and looked in at that identical window, pressing the end of her nose against the glass to that extent, that my poor dear mother used to say it became perfectly flat and white in a moment.
Which that same identical," said Joe, going down a new track, "do comb my 'air the wrong way sometimes, awful, by giving out up and down town as it were him which ever had your infant companionation and were looked upon as a playfellow by yourself.
At first I had supposed "the dead man's chest" to be that identical big box of his upstairs in the front room, and the thought had been mingled in my nightmares with that of the one-legged seafaring man.
At that moment, at that identical moment, the terrible thing happened.