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aɪˈdɛn tɪ kəl, ɪˈdɛn-iden·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. identical, indistinguishableadjective

    exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different

    "rows of identical houses"; "cars identical except for their license plates"; "they wore indistinguishable hats"

  2. identical, selfsame(a), very(a)adjective

    being the exact same one; not any other:

    "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"

  3. identical, monovularadjective

    (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum

    "identical twins are monovular"

  4. identicaladjective

    having properties with uniform values along all axes

  5. identical, superposableadjective

    coinciding exactly when superimposed

    "identical triangles"


  1. identicalnoun

    Something which has exactly the same properties as something else.

  2. identicaladjective

    Of twins, sharing the same genetic code.

  3. identicaladjective

    Bearing full likeness by having precisely the same set of characteristics; indistinguishable.

  4. identicaladjective

    Having some particular qualities or characteristics in common, but not all of them.

  5. identicaladjective

    Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.

  6. identicaladjective

    Exactly equivalent.

  7. identicaladjective

    Approximating or approaching exact equivalence.


  1. Identical

    Two things are identical if they are the same, see Identity (philosophy).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Identicaladjective

    the same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing

    Etymology: [Cf. F. identique. See Identity.]

  2. Identicaladjective

    uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the subject; tautological

    Etymology: [Cf. F. identique. See Identity.]

Editors Contribution

  1. identical

    To agree exactly.

    The goals and aspirations are identical within our marriage therefore are easily achieved and we are focused on achieving them together.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 4, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'identical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4140

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    Rank popularity for the word 'identical' in Adjectives Frequency: #564

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of identical in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of identical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of identical in a Sentence

  1. Michel Sapin:

    Treatment has to be as identical as possible and that's why we are fighting.

  2. Noman Benotman:

    Derna today looks identical to Raqqa, the ISIS headquarters town in Syria, iSIS pose a serious threat in Libya. They are well on the way to creating an Islamic emirate in eastern Libya.

  3. Brian McNoldy:

    The cone is just a shape defined by track forecast errors over the previous five years, such that there's historically a two-thirds chance the track of the center of the storm will remain inside the cone, and a one-third chance it will be outside the cone, the same cone is used all year long, for every forecast of every storm... they're identical.

  4. Angela Rasmussen:

    Identical twins may be genetically identical for the most part, but they're actually still very different individuals, they're also living different lives ; they're separate autonomous individuals.

  5. Mark Meckler:

    The posture of the DOJ and the IRS under the Trump administration is identical to the posture under the Obama administration, nothing has changed.

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