Meaning of IDENTICAL in English

IDENTICAL

adj.

VERBS

▪ appear , be , look , seem , sound

▪ remain

ADVERB

▪ absolutely , completely , exactly

▪ not necessarily

Different spreadsheet packages tend to be similar, though not necessarily ~.

▪ almost , largely , more or less , nearly , practically , pretty much , substantially , virtually

The two houses were more or less ~.

▪ apparently , seemingly ( esp. AmE )

▪ basically , essentially

▪ otherwise

They're shaded differently but are otherwise ~.

▪ chemically , functionally , genetically

PREPOSITION

▪ in

These two models are absolutely ~ in appearance.

▪ to

This knife is ~ to the one used in the attack.

▪ with

offspring that are genetically ~ with the parents

Identical is used with these nouns: ↑ copy , ↑ fashion , ↑ pair , ↑ twin

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .