• IPA: /ɪˈdɛntɪkl̩/, /aɪˈdɛntɪkl̩/


  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.
    • 1788, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, The Federalist, XLI:
      The terms of Article 8th are still more identical.
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  • Russian: тожде́ственный

identical (plural identicals)

  1. (usually, pluralized, chiefly, philosophy) Something which has exactly the same properties as something else.
  2. An identical twin.

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