Meaning of IDENTICAL in English


/ aɪˈdentɪkl; NAmE / adjective


identical (to / with sb/sth) similar in every detail :

a row of identical houses

Her dress is almost identical to mine.

The number on the card should be identical with the one on the chequebook.

The two pictures are similar, although not identical.


the identical [ only before noun ] the same :

This is the identical room we stayed in last year.

►  iden·ti·cal·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb :

The children were dressed identically.



late 16th cent. (as a mathematical term): from medieval Latin identicus , from late Latin identitas , from Latin idem same.

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