from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being or constituting a diplomatic action or diplomatic language in which two or more governments agree to use the same forms in their relations with other governments.
  • adj. Identical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Identical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Identical.
  • adj. In diplomacy (esp. in the form identic), precisely agreeing in sentiment or opinion and form or manner of expression; -- applied to concerted action or language which is used by two or more governments in treating with another government.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as identical.


Medieval Latin identicus, identical; see identical.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French identique, from Medieval Latin identicus ("the same"), from Latin identi-, from idem ("the same"). (Wiktionary)



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