identical


identical

adjective

  1. similar or alike in every way: The two cars are identical except for their license plates.
  2. being the very same; selfsame: This is the identical room we stayed in last year.
  3. agreeing exactly: identical opinions.

adjective

  1. Also called: numerically identical being one and the same individualCicero and Tully are identical
  2. Also called: quantitatively identical exactly alike, equal, or agreeing
  3. 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)
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.

adj.

  1. Exactly equal and alike.
  2. 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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