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[dih-sim-uh-lar-i-tee, dis-sim-]
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noun, plural dis·sim·i·lar·i·ties.
  1. unlikeness; difference.
  2. a point of difference: There are dissimilarities in our outlooks.
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Origin of dissimilarity

First recorded in 1695–1705; dis-1 + similarity

Synonym study

1. See difference.
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Examples from the Web for dissimilarity

Historical Examples

  • The dissimilarity of the plays only accentuates the likeness of the two protagonists.

    The Man Shakespeare

    Frank Harris

  • In this the dissimilarity of our peoples may enable us to aid each other.

  • They were identical—the only dissimilarity being the boys' visiting cards.

  • The later and more abiding impression is that of dissimilarity.

  • The dissimilarity is yet more marked in the preparations for the nymphosis.

British Dictionary definitions for dissimilarity


noun plural -ties
  1. difference; unlikeness
  2. a point or instance of difference
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