similarity

[sim-uh-lar-i-tee]

noun, plural sim·i·lar·i·ties.

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 formsnon·sim·i·lar·i·ty, noun, plural non·sim·i·lar·i·ties.un·sim·i·lar·i·ty, noun, plural un·sim·i·lar·i·ties.

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similarity

n.

"state of being similar," 1660s, from similar + -ity, or from French similarité. Related: Similarities "points of resemblance" (1838).

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