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similarity

[sim-uh-lar-i-tee]
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noun, plural sim·i·lar·i·ties.
  1. the state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.
  2. an aspect, trait, or feature like or resembling another or another's: a similarity of diction.
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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.

Synonyms

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1. similitude, correspondence, parallelism. See resemblance.

Antonyms

1. difference.
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Examples from the Web for similarity

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Historical Examples

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

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

  • 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

n.

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

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