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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Identic  \I*den"tic\,  Identical  \I*den"tic*al\,  a. 
  In  diplomacy  (esp.  in  the  form  identic),  precisely  agreeing 
  in  sentiment  or  opinion  and  form  or  manner  of  expression;  -- 
  applied  to  concerted  action  or  language  which  is  used  by  two 
  or  more  governments  in  treating  with  another  government. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Identical  \I*den"tic*al\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  identique  See  {Identity}.] 
  1.  The  same  the  selfsame;  the  very  same  not  different;  as 
  the  identical  person  or  thing 
 
  I  can  not  remember  a  thing  that  happened  a  year  ago, 
  without  a  conviction  .  .  .  that  I,  the  same 
  identical  person  who  now  remember  that  event,  did 
  then  exist.  --Reid. 
 
  2.  Uttering  sameness  or  the  same  truth;  expressing  in  the 
  predicate  what  is  given  or  obviously  implied,  in  the 
  subject;  tautological. 
 
  When  you  say  body  is  solid,  I  say  that  you  make  an 
  identical  proposition,  because  it  is  impossible  to 
  have  the  idea  of  body  without  that  of  solidity. 
  --Fleming. 
 
  {Identical  equation}  (Alg.),  an  equation  which  is  true  for 
  all  values  of  the  algebraic  symbols  which  enter  into  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  identical 
  adj  1:  exactly  alike;  incapable  of  being  perceived  as  different; 
  "rows  of  identical  houses";  "cars  identical  except  for 
  their  license  plates";  "they  wore  indistinguishable 
  hats"  [syn:  {indistinguishable}] 
  2:  being  the  exact  same  one  not  any  other:;  "this  is  the 
  identical  room  we  stayed  in  before";  "the  themes  of  his 
  stories  are  one  and  the  same";  "saw  the  selfsame  quotation 
  in  two  newspapers";  "on  this  very  spot";  "the  very  thing 
  he  said  yesterday";  "the  very  man  I  want  to  see"  [syn:  {one 
  and  the  same(p)},  {selfsame(a)},  {very(a)}] 
  3:  (of  twins)  derived  from  a  single  egg  or  ovum;  "identical 
  twins  are  monovular"  [syn:  {monovular}]  [ant:  {fraternal}] 
  4:  (physics)  having  properties  with  uniform  values  along  all 
  axes 
  5:  coinciding  exactly  when  superimposed;  "identical  triangles" 
  [syn:  {superposable}] 




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