Simple Definition of identical
: exactly the same
: exactly alike or equal
Full Definition of identical
identicallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
identicalnessplay \-kəl-nəs\ noun
Examples of identical in a sentence
We visited the identical place we stopped at last year.
They were wearing identical coats.
The boxes were identical in shape.
They drove virtually identical cars.
The results were identical to those of the first test.
Origin and Etymology of identical
probably from Medieval Latin identicus, from Late Latin identitas
First Known Use: 1581
Synonym Discussion of identical
IDENTICAL Defined for Kids
Definition of identical for Students
1 : being one and the same <We saw the identical movie last week.>
2 : being exactly alike or equal <They wore identical dresses.>
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