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"identical" in British English

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uk   /aɪˈden.tɪ.kəl/  us   /-t̬ə-/
B2 exactly the same, or very ​similar: I've got three identical ​bluesuits. The two ​rooms were ​virtually identical. The ​interests of both ​parties may not be identical, but they do ​overlapconsiderably. The ​tests are identical to those ​carried out last ​year.

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adverb uk   us   /-kəl.i/
The two ​sisters were always ​dressed identically (= in the same ​clothes).
(Definition of identical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"identical" in American English

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identicaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɑɪˈden·tɪ·kəl/
exactly the same, or very ​similar: The ​test is identical to the one you took last ​year.
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɑɪˈdent·ɪk·li/
The two ​sistersdressed identically.
(Definition of identical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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