[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.
nonidentical non·i·den·ti·cal (nŏn’ī-děn’tĭ-kəl)
identical i·den·ti·cal (ī-děn’tĭ-kəl)
[ahy-den-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, ih-den-] /aɪˌdɛn tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ɪˌdɛn-/ noun 1. an act or instance of identifying; the state of being identified. 2. something that identifies a person, animal, or thing: He carries identification with him at all times. 3. Sociology. acceptance as one’s own of the values and interests of a social group. 4. Psychology. […]
[ahy-den-ti-tee, ih-den-] /aɪˈdɛn tɪ ti, ɪˈdɛn-/ noun, plural identities. 1. the state or fact of remaining the same one or ones, as under varying aspects or conditions: The identity of the fingerprints on the gun with those on file provided evidence that he was the killer. 2. the condition of being oneself or itself, and […]
[noh-nil-yuh n] /noʊˈnɪl yən/ noun, plural nonillions (as after a numeral) nonillion. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 30 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 54 zeros. adjective 2. amounting to one nonillion in number. /nəʊˈnɪljən/ noun 1. (in Britain, France, and Germany) the number represented […]
[ih-loo-muh-ney-shuh n] /ɪˌlu məˈneɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an act or instance of . 2. the fact or condition of being . 3. a decoration of lights, usually colored lights. 4. Sometimes, illuminations. an entertainment, display, or celebration using lights as a major feature or decoration. 5. intellectual or spiritual enlightenment. 6. Also called illuminance, intensity […]