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likeness

[ lahyk-nis ]
/ ˈlaɪk nɪs /
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noun

a representation, picture, or image, especially a portrait: to draw a good likeness of Churchill.
the state or fact of being like: I can't get over your likeness to my friend.
the semblance or appearance of something; guise: to assume the likeness of a swan.

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Origin of likeness

before 950; Middle English liknesse,Old English līcnes, variant of gelīcnes.See alike, -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for likeness

likeness
/ (ˈlaɪknɪs) /

noun

the condition of being alike; similarity
a painted, carved, moulded, or graphic image of a person or thing
an imitative appearance; semblance
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