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identical

[ ahy-den-ti-kuhl, ih-den- ]
/ aɪˈdɛn tɪ kəl, ɪˈdɛn- /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of identical

1610–20; <Medieval Latin identic(us) identic + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for identical

identical
/ (aɪˈdɛntɪkəl) /

adjective
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)

Derived forms of identical

identically, adverbidenticalness, noun

Word Origin for identical

C17: from Medieval Latin identicus, from Latin idem the same
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for identical

identical
[ ī-dĕntĭ-kəl ]

adj.
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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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