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[sim-uh-lar-i-tee] /ˌsɪm əˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural similarities.
the state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.
an aspect, trait, or feature like or resembling another or another's:
a similarity of diction.
1655-65; similar + -ity
Related forms
nonsimilarity, noun, plural nonsimilarities.
unsimilarity, noun, plural unsimilarities.
1. similitude, correspondence, parallelism. See resemblance.
1. difference. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • But that is about as far as the similarities extend.
  • They've got many substantive differences, to be sure, but the similarities are interesting too.
  • Surprising similarities in the generational experiences in two different parts of the world.
  • Much of the medical interest in the human genome lies not in the similarities among people but in the differences.
  • Many see similarities in the swooping lines and swelling volumes of their architecture.
  • Cocci and blasto more commonly involve skin and bone, so there are some differences, but there probably are more similarities.
  • Apparently the theory goes as so: physical similarities develop as environmental conditions allow.
  • The similarities in reasoning, logic, and in the use of language.
  • The quantum signature might have enough similarities to be a compatible receptor for our request for informational transfer.
  • There are many similarities between him and the current president.
Word Origin and History for similarities



"state of being similar," 1660s, from similar + -ity, or from French similarité. Related: Similarities "points of resemblance" (1838).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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