identical

[ ahy-den-ti-kuhl, ih-den- ]SEE DEFINITION OF identical
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I am almost sure I have seen that identical carriage before.

The living quarters of the physicians were identical with those on the chemists' level.

If it is not this identical system, it is a variation of it.

It admits of but one attribution, and that embracing an identical proposition.

It will be readily seen that by this process the offspring are identical with the parent.

Mr. Dodge, now is the time to show that your name and nature are not identical.

It is very close to P. fumosus if it is not identical with it.

The higher virtue, which is identical with knowledge, is an ideal only.

Or again: if God is or is not identical with his laws; or if man is or is not identical with the laws of nature.

All the endless variety of things make an identical impression.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, as a term in logic, from Medieval Latin identicus "the same," from Late Latin identitas "identity, sameness," ultimately from comb. form of Latin idem "the same" (from id "it, that one;" see id) + demonstrative suffix -dem. General sense of "being the same or very similar" is from 1630s. Replaced Middle English idemptical (late 15c.), from Medieval Latin idemptitas "identity," from Latin idem. Related: Identically.

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