Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Alike is a comprehensive word, signifying as applied to two or more objects that some or all qualities of one are the same as those of the other or others; by modifiers alike may be made to express more or less resemblance; as, these houses are somewhat (i. e., partially) alike; or, these houses are exactly (i. e., in all respects) alike. Cotton and wool are alike in this, that they can both be woven into cloth. Substances are homogeneous which are made up of elements of the same kind, or which are the same in structure. Two pieces of iron may be homogeneous in material, while not alike in size or shape. In geometry, two triangles are equal when they can be laid over one another, and fit, line for line and angle for angle; they are equivalent when they simply contain the same amount of space. An identical proposition is one that says the same thing precisely in subject and predicate. Similar refers to close resemblance, which yet leaves room for question or denial of complete likeness or identity. To say "this is the identical man," is to say not merely that he is similar to the one I have in mind, but that he is the very same person. Things are analogous when they are similar in idea, plan, use, or character, tho perhaps quite unlike in appearance; as, the gills of fishes are said to be analogous to the lungs in terrestrial animals.
The specimens are alike in kind; they are all alike to me.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different
"rows of identical houses"; "cars identical except for their license plates"; "they wore indistinguishable hats"
identical, selfsame(a), very(a)adjective
being the exact same one; not any other:
"this is the identical room we stayed in before"; "the themes of his stories are one and the same"; "saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"; "on this very spot"; "the very thing he said yesterday"; "the very man I want to see"
(of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum
"identical twins are monovular"
having properties with uniform values along all axes
coinciding exactly when superimposed
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My voluntary confinement here is restricted less by time than by my earthly existence. In essence I am dead -- dead for my children -- dead for my work ... I am dead but not yet buried, or buried alive -- whichever, the consequences are nearly identical ...
MARS MAY HAVE HOSTED LIFE EARLIER THAN EARTH DID, STUDY SAYS Joshua Schlieder, a co-author of the study and an astrophysicist at NASA Goddard, said that not all planets that orbit stars are identical, highlighting the differences between Earth and Venus. We still have many questions about why Earth became habitable and Venus did not.
I think it's always more exciting to see a piece of great art, as opposed to yet another book shop or fast food restaurant. Those are the only other entities breaking up the monotony between the identical gates.
It is identical to the original piece with all its details and decorations because the 3D technique is very developed, but it is no substitute for the original object.
Treatment has to be as identical as possible and that's why we are fighting.
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- idènticCatalan, Valencian
- shodný, totožný, identickýCzech
- eineiig, identischGerman
- identtinen, yhtäläinenFinnish
- identique, monozygote, mêmeFrench
- ceart, ceudna, aon, dearbhScottish Gaelic
- egypetéjű, azonosHungarian
- identico, monovulariItalian
- 同一, 一卵性Japanese
- identiek, identieke, eeneiigDutch
- одинаковый, тот же самый, идентичный, тождественный, однояйцевыйRussian
- enäggstvilling, identiskSwedish
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