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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.
Origin of similarity
First recorded in 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. 2017.
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  • Deed, and the twa are in no manner unlike, when ane has a talent for similarities.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • Plekhanov said, "similarities to the Egyptians and Sumerians."

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • On the whole, time has developed the differences rather than the similarities in the work of these artists.

    English Book-Illustration of To-day Rose Esther Dorothea Sketchley
  • In association, similarities and attractions are felt and differences are forgotten.

  • So I don't think we can say that it is an absence of dissimilarities, but rather the presence of similarities.

    Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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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