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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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  • Strange, that with this similarity of taste we could never agree!

  • In matrimony a similarity of tastes, particularly the taste for domination.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • Theirs it was to obey orders, but all similarity ended there.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • The similarity between the words Offer and Over is very obvious.

    Y Gododin Aneurin
  • Several points of similarity and contrast may be observed between them.

    Laws Plato
Word Origin and History for similarity

"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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