Definition of non-identical in English:



  • 1Not similar in every detail; not exactly alike.

    ‘closely related but non-identical proteins’
    ‘overlapping but non-identical sets’
    • ‘Two non-identical objects are never completely equal; they are different at least in their spatiotemporal location.’
    • ‘We collected data on three overlapping non-identical samples of patients.’
    • ‘With two different authors writing apart from each other at non-identical times, it is not at all specious to assert a reasonable plausibility to a different mode of reckoning in reporting the census.’
    • ‘Heck, get someone else to draw/photograph something non-identical but similar enough that it still does the job of illustrating the point.’
    • ‘Exchange is the social model of the principle of identification, and without the principle there would be no exchange; it is through exchange that non-identical individuals and performances become commensurable and identical.’
    • ‘If the estimated tree differs from the true tree by a single branch or by many branches it is scored identically as non-identical.’
    • ‘Surely there must be more than 500 appearances of the term that Google considers non-identical.’
    • ‘This algorithm is chosen to minimize the chances of any two pieces of non-identical data generating the same hash.’
    • ‘White fonts on a black background correspond to non-identical amino acids.’
    1. 1.1(of twins) developed from separate ova and therefore genetically distinct and not necessarily of the same sex or more similar than other siblings.
      • ‘Non-identical twins can be the same sex or one of each.’
      • ‘The book tells the story of non-identical twins kept apart for most of their lives.’
      • ‘Also, aging increases only the rate of non-identical twin births.’
      • ‘It was more likely for both identical twins to suffer from the condition than non-identical twins.’
      • ‘Their project involved investigating the behaviour of 8,000 identical and non-identical twins in relation to marriage and divorce.’
      • ‘The incidence of fraternal, or non-identical twins, the inherited variety, varies from country to country.’
      • ‘Abbas was one of non-identical triplets born at the Bradford Royal Infirmary in September 1980.’
      • ‘Born in 1974 with his non-identical twin, Adonis, Alexis grew up in the town of Artemisa, some 60 km from Havana.’
      • ‘Next, let's look at twins (identical and non-identical) who have been separated very early in life and have been brought up in completely different families.’
      • ‘Everyone knows that there are two types of twins: identical and non-identical.’