[ahy-den-ti-kuh l, ih-den-] /aɪˈdɛn tɪ kəl, ɪˈdɛn-/
similar or alike in every way:
The two cars are identical except for their license plates.
being the very same; selfsame:
This is the identical room we stayed in last year.
Also called numerically identical. being one and the same individual: Cicero and Tully are identical
Also called quantitatively identical. exactly alike, equal, or agreeing
designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same sex who developed from a single fertilized ovum that split into two Compare fraternal (sense 3)
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.
identical i·den·ti·cal (ī-děn’tĭ-kəl)
noun, Logic. 1. a proposition in which the subject and predicate have the same meaning, as, “That which is mortal is not immortal.”. noun 1. (logic) a necessary truth, esp a categorial identity, such as whatever is triangular has three sides
noun, Prosody. 1. rhyme created by the repetition of a word. 2. .
noun 1. one of a pair of twins who develop from a single fertilized ovum and therefore have the same genotype, are of the same sex, and usually resemble each other closely.
[ahy-den-tuh-fahy, ih-den-] /aɪˈdɛn təˌfaɪ, ɪˈdɛn-/ verb (used with object), identified, identifying. 1. to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; verify the of: to identify handwriting; to identify the bearer of a check. 2. to serve as a means of for: His gruff voice quickly identified him. 3. to make, represent to […]