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Adjective

identical (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
identical

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  1. Exactly equivalent to; bearing full likeness.
  2. (biology) Of twins: that share the same genetic code.
  3. (mathematics) Exactly equivalent

Usage notes

  • 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".

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  • "identical" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

identical” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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