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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: identicus, from Late Latin identitas; IDENTITY

identical

adjective
     
i‧den‧ti‧cal
exactly the same, or very similar:
four identical houses
identical to/with
Nutritionally, infant formulas are almost identical to breast milk.
The ingredients are identical with those of competing products.
identical in
The sisters were identical in appearance and character.
identically adverb

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