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See also: idèntic


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From French identique, from Medieval Latin identicus (the same), from Latin identi-, from idem (the same).



identic (comparative more identic, superlative most identic)

  1. (obsolete) Identical.
  2. (diplomacy, obsolete) Precisely agreeing in sentiment or opinion and form or manner of expression; applied to concerted action or language used by two or more governments in treating with another government.
    • 1887, J. F. Maurice, The Campaign of 1882 in Egypt, page 1:
      The English and French Governments had, on the 6th January, 1882, given to the Khedive an assurance of their support in an “identic declaration,” since known as the “dual note,” []
    • 1916, James Brown Scott, An International Court of Justice: Letter and Memorandum, page 12:
      The Department on March 5, 1909, notified the countries represented at the Naval Conference of its intention to prepare and transmit an identic circular note dealing with this question, and on October 18, 1909, an elaborate identic circular note [was prepared].
    • 1969, R. F. Leslie, Reform and insurrection in Russian Poland, 1856-1865, page 199:
      While Britain blew cold the French blew hot and proposed to Britain that she should join in an identic note to Russia, but Palmerston's view was that the Polish affair was coming to a close: An identic note is good for a definite and positive []

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identic (not comparable)

  1. identical, identic



Borrowed from French identique and its source, Latin identicus.



identic m or n (feminine singular identică, masculine plural identici, feminine and neuter plural identice)

  1. identical