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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
i•den•ti•cal /aɪˈdɛntɪkəl, ɪˈdɛn-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. alike in every way;
    exactly alike:No two people have identical fingerprints.
  2. being the very same;
    selfsame:It's the identical house the famous actress lived in.
i•den•ti•cal•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
i•den•ti•cal  (ī denti kəl, i den-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. similar or alike in every way:The two cars are identical except for their license plates.
  2. being the very same;
    selfsame:This is the identical room we stayed in last year.
  3. agreeing exactly:identical opinions.
i•denti•cal•ly, adv. 
i•denti•cal•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin identic(us) identic + -al1
  • 1610–20
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged congruous, congruent, equal, matching.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

identical /aɪˈdɛntɪkəl/ adj
  1. Also called: numerically identical being one and the same individual: Cicero and Tully are identical
  2. Also called: quantitatively identical exactly alike, equal, or agreeing
  3. designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same sex who developed from a single fertilized ovum that split into two
    Compare fraternal

iˈdentically adv Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin identicus, from Latin idem the same



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