Meaning of IDENTICAL in English

IDENTICAL

adj.

Pronunciation: ī - ' den-ti-k ə l, ə -

Function: adjective

Etymology: probably from Medieval Latin identicus, from Late Latin identitas

Date: 1581

1 : being the same : SELFSAME <the identical place we stopped before>

2 : having such close resemblance as to be essentially the same < identical hats> ― often used with to or with

3 a : having the same cause or origin < identical infections> b : MONOZYGOTIC

synonyms see SAME

– iden · ti · cal · ly \ -k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

– iden · ti · cal · ness \ -k ə l-n ə s \ noun

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