identical identical  /aɪ ˈdɛn tɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different
  2. (adj) being the exact same one; not any other:
  3. (adj) (of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum
  4. (adj) having properties with uniform values along all axes
  5. (adj) coinciding exactly when superimposed

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  1. Identical twins are living proof that identical DNA doesn't mean identical people.
  2. Identical twins reared together are similar, but they are not literally identical: one may be more anxious than the other; one may be gay and the other heterosexual.
  3. Like many identical twins reared apart, Jim Lewis and Jim Springer found they had been leading eerily similar lives.


  1. New MacBook Air still stymies repairs, upgrades

    Computerworld - Apple's newest MacBook Air, nearly identical to its predecessor, is not any easier to repair, iFixit said this week after tearing apart one of the just-released ultra-light notebooks.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Computerworld

  2. A Sense of Adventure May Distinguish Identical Twins From Each Other

    Curiosity may be key to distinguishing among identical twins — at least when it comes to rodents. A new study of genetically identical mice throws more data into the long-running debate over how nurture affects nature — demonstrating for the first time that how inquisitive the animals are could affect the birth of new brain cells in a memory-related brain region and establish different volumes ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wellness

  3. Nearly identical charges for Fitchburg twins in alleged assault

    FITCHBURG -- Twin 16-year-old boys were arrested Thursday night on nearly identical charges after an alleged assault that included the use of a stun gun on their stepfather, according to police.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise


  1. "I believe, looking at the returns in my election, that had Lynn Swann been the identical candidate that he was -- well-spoken, charismatic, good-looking -- but white instead of black, instead of winning by 22 points, I would have won by 17 or...
    on Feb 13, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: MSNBC

  2. "A Palestinian government that won't accept the Quartet conditions won't receive recognition and cooperation," Olmert said. "The American and Israeli positions are totally identical on this issue."
    on Feb 17, 2007 By: Ehud Olmert Source: USA Today

  3. "None of those were in the president's provisions. They are identical to the things I called for the day that (Treasury) Secretary (Henry) Paulson released his package," Obama said. "That I think is an indication of the degree to which when...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source:

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