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identicaladjective

uk   /aɪˈden.tɪ.kəl/ us   /aɪˈden.t̬ə.kəl/
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.

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adverb uk   /aɪˈden.tɪ.kəl.i/ us   /aɪˈden.t̬ə.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)

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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.
identically
adverb [not gradable] us   /ɑɪˈdent·ɪk·li/
The two sisters dressed identically.
(Definition of identical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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