appear, be, look, seem, sound
absolutely, completely, exactly
not necessarily

Different spreadsheet packages tend to be similar, though not necessarily identical.

almost, largely, more or less, nearly, practically, pretty much, substantially, virtually

The two houses were more or less identical.

apparently, seemingly (esp. AmE)
basically, essentially

They're shaded differently but are otherwise identical.

chemically, functionally, genetically

These two models are absolutely identical in appearance.


This knife is identical to the one used in the attack.


offspring that are genetically identical with the parents

Identical is used with these nouns: ↑copy, ↑fashion, ↑pair, ↑twin

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