Definition of identical in English:


Line breaks: iden|ti¦cal
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈdɛntɪk(ə)l


  • 2 Logic & Mathematics Expressing an identity: an identical proposition
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    • Two sets are said to be identical when for each element of the one set an identical element of the other set can be given.
    • When the series terminates with the identical operation, G is said to be an integrable group; in the contrary case G is called non- integrable.



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  • In this context names can clash even if they are not spelled identically - mere phonetic similarity is enough to bar a name.
  • The signaling pathway is modeled identically in both the compartment and the cell.
  • There was a guard at each of the gates, dressed identically in black uniforms.


late 16th century (in sense 2): from medieval Latin identicus, from late Latin identitas (see identity).

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