[si-mil-i-tood, -tyood]
likeness; resemblance: a similitude of habits.
a person or thing that is like or the match or counterpart of another: This expression is a similitude of the other.
semblance; image: a similitude of the truth.
a likening or comparison in the form of a simile, parable, or allegory: He spoke by similitudes.

1325–75; Middle English < Latin similitūdō likeness, equivalent to simili(s) similar + -tūdō -tude

nonsimilitude, noun Unabridged
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similitude (sɪˈmɪlɪˌtjuːd)
1.  likeness; similarity
2.  a thing or sometimes a person that is like or the counterpart of another
3.  archaic a simile, allegory, or parable
[C14: from Latin similitūdō, from similis like]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. similitude, from L. similitudinem (nom. similitudo) "likeness," from similis "like" (see similar).
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Example sentences
Friends are often chosen for similitude of manners, and therefore each palliates the other's failings because they are his own.
By constructing models using established laws of hydraulic similitude, model performance can be scaled up to prototype size.
Develop an understanding of the laws of similitude relative to scour modeling.
Through the application of the principles of similitude, small-scale models can be tested to simulate full scale conditions.
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