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identical

adjective iden·ti·cal \ī-ˈden-ti-kəl, ə-\

: exactly the same

: exactly alike or equal

Full Definition of IDENTICAL

1
:  being the same :  selfsame <the identical place we stopped before>
2
:  having such close resemblance as to be essentially the same <identical hats> —often used with to or with
3
a :  having the same cause or origin <identical infections>
b :  monozygotic
iden·ti·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
iden·ti·cal·ness \-kəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of IDENTICAL

  1. We visited the identical place we stopped at last year.
  2. They were wearing identical coats.
  3. The boxes were identical in shape.
  4. They drove virtually identical cars.
  5. The results were identical to those of the first test.

Origin of IDENTICAL

probably from Medieval Latin identicus, from Late Latin identitas
First Known Use: 1581

Rhymes with IDENTICAL

identical

adjective iden·ti·cal \ī-ˈdent-i-kəl, ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IDENTICAL

:  monozygotic <identical twins>

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