Identical definition

ī-dĕntĭ-kəl
The very same.
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Exactly equal and alike.

Your car is identical to mine. Are the fingerprints at the crime scene identical with those of the accused?

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Exactly alike or equal.
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Being the same.

Another orator who used the senator's identical words.

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(biology) 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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Designating twins, always of the same sex, developed from a single fertilized ovum and very much alike in physical appearance.
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(biology) 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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The definition of identical is a person or thing that is exactly like another.

An example of identical is two people wearing the same dress.

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(not comparable) Bearing full likeness by having precisely the same set of characteristics; indistinguishable.
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(not comparable) Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.
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(not comparable, biology) Of twins, sharing the same genetic code.
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(not comparable, mathematics) Exactly equivalent.
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(comparable, rare) Approximating or approaching exact equivalence.
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(usually pluralized, chiefly philosophy) Something which has exactly the same properties as something else.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
identical
Plural:
identicals

Origin of identical

  • From Medieval Latin identicus from Late Latin identitās identity identity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From identic +‎ -al.

    From Wiktionary