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 for Identical equation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              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.
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     2. Uttering sameness or the same truth; expressing in the
        predicate what is given, or obviously implied, in the
        subject; tautological.
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              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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     Identical equation (Alg.), an equation which is true for
        all values of the algebraic symbols which enter into it.
        [1913 Webster] Identic

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