|1.||[ adjective ] exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different|
"rows of identical houses" "cars identical except for their license plates" "they wore indistinguishable hats"
|2.||[ adjective ] being the exact same one; not any other:|
|Synonyms:||very one_and_the_same selfsame|
"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"
|3.||[ adjective ] coinciding exactly when superimposed|
|4.||[ adjective ] (physics) having properties with uniform values along all axes|
|Related terms:||physics isotropic|
|5.||[ adjective ] (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum|
"identical twins are monovular"