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

  • To explicate this relation, Searle and Vanderveken define weak illocutionary commitment: S1 weakly illocutionarily implies S2 iff every performance of S1 commits an agent to meeting the conditions laid down in the septuple identical to S2 (1985, p. 24). Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla
  • The cats were then taken out of the room for 15 minutes, and the four bowls were replaced with identical empty ones. Times, Sunday Times
  • The nature of both universal and human expression is identical, the universal being mirrored in the human entity.
  • Secondly, we needed strata within which participants had roughly identical rates of disease progression.
  • Everyone became equally loud, crude and garrulous, the technically sober behaving identically to the genuinely drunk.
  • The crew are split up and captured by the strange enemy on a planet that luckily has an atmosphere identical to Earth 's. The Sun
  • A recent television program on Siamese twins demonstrated how a pair of joined, genetically identical humans had different preferences and quite distinct wills and spirits.
  • Now, whether the presentative faculty of the soul be identical with, or different from, the faculty of sense-perception, in either case the illusion does not occur without our actually seeing or [otherwise] perceiving something. On Dreams
  • There are no such things as vampires, or werewolves, or evil identical twins.
  • The short flowered dress and the high-heeled sandals she was wearing when she arrived in the park that day were identical to the clothing worn by the kidnapper. I’ll Walk Alone
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