Definition of identical
identicallyplay \ī-ˈden-ti-k(ə-)lē, ə-\ adverb
identicalnessplay \ī-ˈden-ti-kəl-nəs, ə-\ 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.
Recent Examples of identical from the Web
After hitting .328/.421/.545 with 11 home runs as a junior, Duvall batted an almost identical .327/.402/.574 with 12 home runs as a senior.
In the second and third innings, Burbank had runners on with no outs only to hit into identical 1-3 double plays.
The tax cuts are nearly identical to those proposed in the House’s Obamacare repeal bill.
In seasons one and three, Laverne Cox's identical twin brother M. Lamar played Sophia in flashbacks set before her transition.
The cost to repair the wall, as of March 2016, was $138,000, while two identical house appraisals averaged $98,000, according to the memoranda.
The following night, Khloé goes to dinner with Kourtney, Everybody’s Best Friend (EFBF) Malika, and EFBF Malika’s (formerly identical) twin sister Khadijah.
Despite having the same DNA, identical twins’ behavior and appearance diverge over time, a phenomenon many scientists now attribute to epigenetics.
The Press Association’s aggregated data from ten polls over the last week shows a near-identical breakdown: 44 percent for conservatives and 37 percent for Labour.
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Origin and Etymology of identical
probably from Medieval Latin identicus, from Late Latin identitas
First Known Use: 1581See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of identical
IDENTICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of identical for English Language Learners
: exactly the same
: exactly alike or equal
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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