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identical

adjective     /aɪˈden.tɪ.kəl/ US  /-t̬ə-/
B2 exactly the same, or very similar: I've got three identical blue suits. The two rooms were virtually identical. The interests of both parties may not be identical, but they do overlap considerably. The tests are identical to those carried out last year.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities Grammar:Same, similar, identicalSame means that two or more things are exactly like one another. We can use same as an adjective before a noun or as a pronoun. When we use same to compare people or things, we must use it with the:See more identically     /-kəl.i/ adverb The two sisters were always dressed identically (= in the same clothes).Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
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