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Definition of "identical" []

  • Being the same: another orator who used the senator's identical words. (adjective)
  • Exactly equal and alike. (adjective)
  • Having such a close similarity or resemblance as to be essentially equal or interchangeable. (adjective)
  • 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. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "identical" in a sentence
  • "Thus Theseus 2 can be identical with Theseus 1 only in a “loose and popular” sense of ˜identical™."
  • "In using the term identical it is intended to designate just one unit of the course, as English I, or Latin II."
  • "However, the term identical twins actually refers to a type of twinning, and describes how they form, not what they look like."