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IDENTICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does identical mean? 

IDENTICAL (adjective)
  The adjective IDENTICAL has 5 senses:

1. exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different
2. being the exact same one; not any other:
3. (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum
4. having properties with uniform values along all axes
5. coinciding exactly when superimposed

  Familiarity information: IDENTICAL used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


IDENTICAL (adjective)


Sense 1identical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different

Synonyms:

indistinguishable; identical

Context examples:

rows of identical houses / cars identical except for their license plates / they wore indistinguishable hats

Similar:

same (closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree)


Sense 2identical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being the exact same one; not any other:

Synonyms:

selfsame; identical; very

Context examples:

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

Similar:

same (same in identity)


Sense 3identical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum

Synonyms:

monovular; identical

Context example:

identical twins are monovular

Antonym:

fraternal ((of twins) derived from two separate fertilized ova)


Sense 4identical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having properties with uniform values along all axes

Similar:

isotropic; isotropous (invariant with respect to direction)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 5identical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Coinciding exactly when superimposed

Synonyms:

superposable; identical

Context example:

identical triangles

Similar:

congruent (coinciding when superimposed)


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