Meaning of IDENTICAL in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ī-ˈden-ti-kəl, ə- ]


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


a. : having the same cause or origin

identical infections

b. : monozygotic

Synonyms: see same

• iden·ti·cal·ly -k(ə-)lē adverb

• iden·ti·cal·ness -kəl-nəs noun

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