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Same vs. Identical

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Sameadjective

Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.

‘Are you the same person who phoned me yesterday?’; ‘I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.’; ‘Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.’; ‘Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.’;

Identicaladjective

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

Sameadjective

Similar, alike.

‘You have the same hair I do!’;

Identicaladjective

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

Sameadjective

Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.

‘Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.’; ‘We were all going in the same direction.’;

Identicaladjective

Of twins, sharing the same genetic code.

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Sameadjective

A reply of confirmation of identity.

Identicaladjective

Exactly equivalent.

Samepronoun

The identical thing, ditto.

‘The same can be said of him.’; ‘It's the same everywhere.’;

Identicaladjective

Approximating or approaching exact equivalence.

Samepronoun

Something similar, something of the identical type.

‘She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.’; ‘You two are just the same.’;

Identicalnoun

Something which has exactly the same properties as something else.

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Samepronoun

It or them, without a connotation of similarity.

‘The question is his credibility or lack of same.’; ‘Light valve suspensions and films containing UV absorbers and light valves containing the same (US Patent 5,467,217)’; ‘Methods of selectively distributing data in a computer network and systems using the same (US Patent 7,191,208)’;

Identicalnoun

An identical twin.

Samepronoun

It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.

‘My picture/photography blog...kindly give me your reviews on the same.’;

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.’;

Sameinterjection

(Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.

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.’;

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Sameadverb

Together.

Identicaladjective

exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different;

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

Sameadjective

Not different or other; not another or others; identical; unchanged.

‘Thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.’;

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’;

Sameadjective

Of like kind, species, sort, dimensions, or the like; not differing in character or in the quality or qualities compared; corresponding; not discordant; similar; like.

‘The ethereal vigor is in all the same.’;

Identicaladjective

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

‘identical twins are monovular’;

Sameadjective

Just mentioned, or just about to be mentioned.

‘What ye know, the same do I know.’; ‘Do but think how well the same he spends,Who spends his blood his country to relieve.’; ‘Bees like the same odors as we do.’; ‘[He] held the same political opinions with his illustrious friend.’;

Identicaladjective

having properties with uniform values along all axes

Sameadjective

same in identity;

‘the same man I saw yesterday’; ‘never wore the same dress twice’; ‘this road is the same one we were on yesterday’; ‘on the same side of the street’;

Identicaladjective

coinciding exactly when superimposed;

‘identical triangles’;

Sameadjective

closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree;

‘curtains the same color as the walls’; ‘two girls of the same age’; ‘mother and son have the same blue eyes’; ‘animals of the same species’; ‘the same rules as before’; ‘two boxes having the same dimensions’; ‘the same day next year’;

Sameadjective

equal in amount or value;

‘like amounts’; ‘equivalent amounts’; ‘the same amount’; ‘gave one six blows and the other a like number’; ‘an equal number’; ‘the same number’;

Sameadjective

unchanged in character or nature;

‘the village stayed the same’; ‘his attitude is the same as ever’;

Sameadverb

in the same manner;

‘you get treated fairly, same as any other student in this course!’;

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