i|den|ti|cal [aıˈdentıkəl] adj
[Date: 1500-1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: identicus, from Late Latin identitas; IDENTITY]
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 [-kli] adv

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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