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similarity

[sim-uh-lar-i-tee] /ˌsɪm əˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural similarities.
1.
the state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.
2.
an aspect, trait, or feature like or resembling another or another's:
a similarity of diction.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; similar + -ity
Related forms
nonsimilarity, noun, plural nonsimilarities.
unsimilarity, noun, plural unsimilarities.
Synonyms
1. similitude, correspondence, parallelism. See resemblance.
Antonyms
1. difference.
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Examples from the web for similarity
  • But there the similarity to her previous experience ended.
  • As sports, the only similarity is that sweat is involved.
  • It has absolutely no chemical similarity to any of the other drugs, period.
  • IT seldom has adequate resources and the cultures lack adequate similarity.
  • The similarity led many experts to believe that they were specialized hunters of fish.
  • Its similarity prompted more than one astronomer to speculate on the existence of life there.
  • The similarity is so pronounced that not all are convinced at this point.
  • The main similarity is their daring and self-sufficiency.
  • The similarity is in the architecture of the brain, not in the particular configuration.
  • Take a look at the similarity between facial hair and steering device.
Word Origin and History for similarity
n.

"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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