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Exactly vs. Identical

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Exactlyadverb

(manner) without approximation; precisely.

‘Measure exactly so we can be sure it is right.’; ‘The edge is not exactly straight.’;

Identicaladjective

(not comparable) Bearing full likeness by having precisely the same set of characteristics; indistinguishable.

Exactlyadverb

(focus) Used to provide emphasis.

‘It was exactly an Eastern gray squirrel.’; ‘He divided the coins exactly in half.’; ‘He did it that way exactly to prove the point.’; ‘His complaint was exactly that she failed to meet the deadline by four days.’;

Identicaladjective

(not comparable) Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; numerically identical.

Exactlyinterjection

Signifies agreement or recognition.

‘So you're saying that we have only three days left? / Yes, exactly!’;

Identicaladjective

Of twins, sharing the same genetic code.

Exactlyadverb

In an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely.

‘His enemies were pleased, for he had acted exactly as their interests required.’;

Identicaladjective

Exactly equivalent.

Exactlyadverb

indicating exactness or preciseness;

‘he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do’; ‘it was just as he said--the jewel was gone’; ‘it has just enough salt’;

Identicaladjective

Approximating or approaching exact equivalence.

Exactlyadverb

just as it should be;

‘`Precisely, my lord,' he said’;

Identicalnoun

Something which has exactly the same properties as something else.

Exactlyadverb

in a precise manner;

‘she always expressed herself precisely’;

Identicalnoun

An identical twin.

Identicaladjective

The same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing.

‘I can not remember a thing that happened a year ago, without a conviction . . . that I, the same identical person who now remember that event, did then exist.’;

Identicaladjective

Uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the subject; tautological.

‘When you say body is solid, I say that you make an identical proposition, because it is impossible to have the idea of body without that of solidity.’;

Identicaladjective

exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different;

‘rows of identical houses’; ‘cars identical except for their license plates’; ‘they wore indistinguishable hats’;

Identicaladjective

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’;

Identicaladjective

(of twins) derived from a single egg or ovum;

‘identical twins are monovular’;

Identicaladjective

having properties with uniform values along all axes

Identicaladjective

coinciding exactly when superimposed;

‘identical triangles’;

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