Definitions for: Identical


[adj] (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum; "identical twins are monovular"
[adj] coinciding exactly when superimposed; "identical triangles"
[adj] (physics) having properties with uniform values along all axes
[adj] exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different; "rows of identical houses"; "cars identical except for their license plates"; "they wore indistinguishable hats"
[adj] being the exact same one; not any other:; "this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"



Webster (1913) Definition: I*den"tic*al, a. [Cf. F. identique. See Identity.]
1. The same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as,
the identical person or thing.

I can not remember a thing that happened a year ago,
without a conviction . . . that I, the same
identical person who now remember that event, did
then exist. --Reid.

2. Uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the
predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the
subject; tautological.

When you say body is solid, I say that you make an
identical proposition, because it is impossible to
have the idea of body without that of solidity.
--Fleming.

Identical equation (Alg.), an equation which is true for
all values of the algebraic symbols which enter into it.

Synonyms: congruent, indistinguishable, isotropic, isotropous, monovular, one and the same(p), same, selfsame(a), superposable, very(a)

Antonyms: biovular, fraternal

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