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’
    • ‘White fonts on a black background correspond to non-identical amino acids.’
    • ‘If the estimated tree differs from the true tree by a single branch or by many branches it is scored identically as non-identical.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This algorithm is chosen to minimize the chances of any two pieces of non-identical data generating the same hash.’
    • ‘Surely there must be more than 500 appearances of the term that Google considers non-identical.’
    • ‘Heck, get someone else to draw/photograph something non-identical but similar enough that it still does the job of illustrating the point.’
    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.
      • ‘Everyone knows that there are two types of twins: identical and non-identical.’
      • ‘Their project involved investigating the behaviour of 8,000 identical and non-identical twins in relation to marriage and divorce.’
      • ‘Non-identical twins can be the same sex or one of each.’
      • ‘The incidence of fraternal, or non-identical twins, the inherited variety, varies from country to country.’
      • ‘Also, aging increases only the rate of non-identical twin births.’
      • ‘Abbas was one of non-identical triplets born at the Bradford Royal Infirmary in September 1980.’
      • ‘It was more likely for both identical twins to suffer from the condition than non-identical twins.’
      • ‘Born in 1974 with his non-identical twin, Adonis, Alexis grew up in the town of Artemisa, some 60 km from Havana.’
      • ‘The book tells the story of non-identical twins kept apart for most of their lives.’
      • ‘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.’