- having a likeness or resemblance, especially in a general way: two similar houses.
- Geometry. (of figures) having the same shape; having corresponding sides proportional and corresponding angles equal: similar triangles.
- Mathematics. (of two square matrices) related by means of a similarity transformation.
Origin of similar
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Examples from the Web for similarly
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
Similarly, a recent NPR report covered the challenges many police departments are having recruiting officers of color.How to Solve the Policing Crisis
January 5, 2015
A year before he had similarly arrived with news of the Boston Tea Party.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
The early reaction to Shami closing his account is similarly alarmed.The Scared Widdle Kitty of ISIS
December 12, 2014
The tomb, though much smaller than the palace, is similarly a vision of ornate twists, arches, and peaks.The Postman Who Built a Palace in France…by Hand
November 20, 2014
As likewise,' added John, 'similarly was her gen-teel family.'Little Dorrit
The Preparatory Schools of Ruffianism are similarly borne with.The Uncommercial Traveller
Accommodation for the baggage was provided in a similarly practical manner.Freeland
Similarly, the association of ideas is passive, and in consequence is a kind of passion.Initiation into Philosophy
Similarly the death of either sex of the panurus is said to be fatal to its companion.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
- showing resemblance in qualities, characteristics, or appearance; alike but not identical
- geometry (of two or more figures) having corresponding angles equal and all corresponding sides in the same ratioCompare congruent (def. 2)
- maths (of two classes) equinumerous
Word Origin and History for similarly
"having characteristics in common," 1610s (earlier similary, 1560s), from French similaire, from a Medieval Latin extended form of Latin similis "like, resembling," from Old Latin semol "together," from PIE root *sem- (1) "one, as one, together with" (see same). The noun meaning "that which is similar" is from 1650s. Related: Similarly.