iden·ti·cal /aɪˈdɛntɪkəl, ə-/
iden·ti·cal /aɪˈdɛntɪkəl, ə-/ 形容詞
I·den·tic, 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.
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.
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: having properties with uniform values along all axes
5: coinciding exactly when superimposed; "identical triangles"