Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to identic: Eidetic memory


1. Being or constituting a diplomatic action or diplomatic language in which two or more governments agree to use the same forms in their relations with other governments.
2. Identical.

[Medieval Latin identicus, identical; see identical.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) diplomacy (esp of opinions expressed by two or more governments) having the same wording or intention regarding another power: identic notes.
2. an obsolete word for identical
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(aɪˈdɛn tɪk, ɪˈdɛn-)

1. (of diplomatic action, notes, etc.) identical in form, as when two or more governments deal simultaneously with another government.
2. identical.
[1640–50; < Medieval Latin identicus the same = Late Latin ident(itās) identity + -icus -ic]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


Being one and not another or others; not different in nature or identity:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
(189) The Court held that the "forms and modes of enforcing [rights in federal and state courts] may at times, naturally enough, vary because the two judicial systems are not identic," Guaranty Trust, 326 U.S.
The advantage of this arrangement is that the emissions measured, belong without restriction to the combustion processes of cylinder six and all analyzers are supplied with the identic exhaust gas composition.
Ciudad Real: Identic. Retrieved from:
The neutrosophic-tendential fuzzy complementarity is theor-etically identic with the belonging function:[mu]B(x)=1-[mu]B(x).
In 1772, on the occasion of the peace treaties between Russians and Turks, which took place at Focsani, with the mediation of the Habsburg Empire and Prussia, a delegation of boyars from Muntenia addressed, on the 24th of July/4th of August, 1772, to the representatives of the Christian Powers through identic memoirs (Cernovodeanu and Edroiu, 2002: 517).
The fluctuation patterns are not identic due to the changes occur in the location of sediment under or out of sea water, but generally it can be said that 4 periods of water intertidal have been seen since 6125000 years ago (figure 3).
Thus, the past and the present become almost identic, as the essence of the cinema, in Epstein's conception stated in Intelligence dune machine (1946), lies in the circulation in any sense and at various speeds over a time period "reduit au rang d'une dimension analogue a celle de l'espace." (apud Morin 1985: 69)