similarity

[sim-uh-lar-i-tee]
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:
1655–65; similar + -ity

nonsimilarity, noun, plural nonsimilarities.
unsimilarity, noun, plural unsimilarities.


1. similitude, correspondence, parallelism. See resemblance.


1. difference.
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similar (ˈsɪmɪlə)
 
adj
1.  showing resemblance in qualities, characteristics, or appearance; alike but not identical
2.  geometry Compare congruent (of two or more figures) having corresponding angles equal and all corresponding sides in the same ratio
3.  maths (of two classes) equinumerous
 
[C17: from Old French similaire, from Latin similis]
 
usage  As should not be used after similar: Wilson held a similar position to Jones (not a similar position as Jones); the system is similar to the one in France (not similar as the one in France)
 
similarity
 
n
 
'similarly
 
adv

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Example sentences
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.
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