Identical equation
Identical I*den"tic*al, a. [Cf. F. identique. See {Identity}.] 1. The same; the selfsame; the very same; not different; as, the identical person or thing. [1913 Webster]

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. --Reid. [1913 Webster]

2. Uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the subject; tautological. [1913 Webster]

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. --Fleming. [1913 Webster]

{Identical equation} (Alg.), an equation which is true for all values of the algebraic symbols which enter into it. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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