re-semblance

resemblance

[ri-zem-bluhns]
noun
1.
the state or fact of resembling; similarity.
2.
a degree, kind, or point of likeness.
3.
a likeness, appearance, or semblance of something.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, equivalent to resembl(er) to resemble + -ance -ance

nonresemblance, noun
preresemblance, noun


1. Resemblance, similarity imply that there is a likeness between two or more people or things. Resemblance indicates primarily a likeness in appearance, either a striking one or one which merely serves as a reminder to the beholder: The boy has a strong resemblance to his father. Similarity may imply a surface likeness, but usually suggests also a likeness in other characteristics: There is a similarity in their tastes and behavior. 2. analogy, similitude. 3. image.


1. difference.
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resemblance (rɪˈzɛmbləns)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of resembling; likeness or similarity in nature, appearance, etc
2.  the degree or extent to which or the respect in which a likeness exists
3.  something resembling something else; semblance; likeness
 
re'semblant
 
adj

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