quasi identical


[ahy-den-ti-kuhl, ih-den-]
similar or alike in every way: The two cars are identical except for their license plates.
being the very same; selfsame: This is the identical room we stayed in last year.
agreeing exactly: identical opinions.

1610–20; < Medieval Latin identic(us) identic + -al1

identically, adverb
identicalness, noun
nonidentical, adjective
pseudoidentical, adjective
quasi-identical, adjective
quasi-identically, adverb
unidentical, adjective
unidentically, adverb

3. congruous, congruent, equal, matching.
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identical (aɪˈdɛntɪkəl)
1.  Also called: numerically identical being one and the same individual: Cicero and Tully are identical
2.  Also called: quantitatively identical exactly alike, equal, or agreeing
3.  Compare fraternal designating either or both of a pair of twins of the same sex who developed from a single fertilized ovum that split into two
[C17: from Medieval Latin identicus, from Latin idem the same]

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Word Origin & History

1620, as a term in logic, from M.L. identicus "the same," from L.L. identitas "identity," ult. from L. idem "the same" (from id "it, that one") + demonstrative suffix -dem. Replaced M.E. idemptical, from M.L. idemptitas, from L. idem.
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identical i·den·ti·cal (ī-děn'tĭ-kəl)

  1. Exactly equal and alike.

  2. Of or relating to a twin or twins developed from the same fertilized ovum and having the same genetic makeup and closely similar appearance; monozygotic.

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