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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
References in classic literature ?
She could not fathom whether it was curiosity, devotion, gratitude, or apprehension and distrust- but the expression on all the faces was identical.
A man and an ox are both 'animal', and these are univocally so named, inasmuch as not only the name, but also the definition, is the same in both cases: for if a man should state in what sense each is an animal, the statement in the one case would be identical with that in the other.
2) Identical with the "Returns", in which the Sons of Atreus occupy the most prominent parts.
If, then, you are so familiar with earthly things," I asked, "why is it that you do not recognize me as identical with the inhabitants of that planet?
When a species has once disappeared from the face of the earth, we have reason to believe that the same identical form never reappears.
I may instance the mice, of which I obtained thirteen species on the shores of the Atlantic, and five on the Pacific, and not one of them is identical.
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.
But by some of my Readers the possibility of the identical appearance of Priests and Women, under the new Legislation, may not be recognized; if so, a word or two will make it obvious.
An involuntary motion of surprise nearly escaped him, for the description in the passport was identical with that of the bank robber which he had received from Scotland Yard.
In reality, I am inclined to suspect, that all these several finders of truth, are the very identical men who are by others called the finders of gold.
For the demi-monde the members of that fashionable world believed that they despised, though their tastes were not merely similar, but in fact identical.
I admit that I was absorbed by the distant view, so absorbed that I didn't notice then that the motif of the story is almost identical with the motif of "The Lagoon.