synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of identical in English

English Online Dictionary. What means identical‎? What does identical mean?

From identic +‎ -al.

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈdɛntɪkl̩/, /aɪˈdɛntɪkl̩/
  • Hyphenation: i‧den‧ti‧cal

identical (comparative more identical, superlative most identical)

  1. (not comparable) Bearing full likeness by having precisely the same set of characteristics; indistinguishable.
  2. (not comparable) Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.
  3. (not comparable, biology) Of twins, sharing the same genetic code.
  4. (not comparable, mathematics) Exactly equivalent.
  5. (comparable, rare) Approximating or approaching exact equivalence.
  • In mathematics, this adjective can be used in phrases like "A and B are identical", "A is identical to B", and, less commonly, "A is identical with B".
  • (bearing full likeness): same
  • (selfsame): same, selfsame
  • (sharing same genetic code): monozygotic, monovular
  • contrasting
  • different
  • distinct
  • non-identical
  • (of twins): dizygotic

identical (plural identicals)

  1. (usually pluralized, chiefly philosophy) Something which has exactly the same properties as something else.
  2. An identical twin.
  3. (poetry) A rhyme on the same syllable, such as "leave" and "believe".
  • indiscernibility of identicals
  • “identical”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
  • “identical”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  • “identical”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
  • ctenidial, diclinate, dinetical

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