identical [ahy- den-ti-k uhl, ih- den-] SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of identical 1610–20;
Medieval Latin identic(us
-al 1 Related forms i·den·ti·cal·ly, adverb i·den·ti·cal·ness, noun non·i·den·ti·cal, adjective pseu·do·i·den·ti·cal, adjective qua·si-i·den·ti·cal, adjective qua·si-i·den·ti·cal·ly, adverb un·i·den·ti·cal, adjective un·i·den·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unidentical Historical Examples of unidentical British Dictionary definitions for unidentical adjective Also called: numerically identical being one and the same individual Cicero 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 two Compare fraternal (def. 3) Derived Forms identically, adverb identicalness, noun Word Origin for identical
C17: from Medieval Latin
identicus, from Latin idem the same
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Word Origin and History for unidentical adj.
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.
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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.
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