[ sim-uh-lar-i-tee ]
/ ˌsɪm əˈlær ɪ ti /

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.

Nearby words

  1. simian virus 40,
  2. simianity,
  3. simianization,
  4. simic,
  5. similar,
  6. similarity transformation,
  7. similarly,
  8. simile,
  9. similia similibus curantur,
  10. similitude

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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