- similar or alike in every way: The two cars are identical except for their license plates.
- being the very same; selfsame: This is the identical room we stayed in last year.
- agreeing exactly: identical opinions.
Origin of identical
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Examples from the Web for identically
But they act as if they have to be more conservative than identically situated male Democrats from red states do.Ladies Night on Capitol Hill
November 30, 2009
Identically the same thing is done in the construction of the flying machine.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
And then, to complete the record, he got identically the same suggestion from Bob Standish.Rope
The portraits were identically alike, and uniformly impassive.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
He has a talent for appearing at identically the right moment.The Long Roll
Intrinsically the constitution of the mind is identically the same.The Land of Thor
J. Ross Browne
- Also called: numerically identical being one and the same individualCicero and Tully are identical
- Also called: quantitatively identical exactly alike, equal, or agreeing
- designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same sex who developed from a single fertilized ovum that split into twoCompare fraternal (def. 3)
Word Origin and History for identically
1610s, as a term in logic, from Medieval Latin identicus "the same," from Late Latin identitas "identity, sameness," ultimately from comb. form of Latin idem "the same" (from id "it, that one;" see id) + demonstrative suffix -dem. General sense of "being the same or very similar" is from 1630s. Replaced Middle English idemptical (late 15c.), from Medieval Latin idemptitas "identity," from Latin idem. Related: Identically.
- Exactly equal and alike.
- 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.