similar

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Similar \Sim"i*lar\, noun That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Similar \Sim"i*lar\, adjective [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See {Same}, adjective, and cf. {Simulate}.]

1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] --Boyle.

{Similar figures} (Geom.), figures which differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of the same number of like parts similarly situated.

{Similar rectilineal figures}, such as have their several angles respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal angles proportional.

{Similar solids}, such as are contained by the same number of similar planes, similarly situated, and having like inclination to one another.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

similar

adjective

1: marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats" [ant: {dissimilar}]

2: having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are generally alike in background and taste" [syn: {alike(p)}, {similar}, {like}] [ant: {dissimilar}, {unalike}]

3: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality" [syn: {like}, {similar}] [ant: {different}, {dissimilar}, {unlike}]

4: (of words) expressing closely related meanings

5: capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability; "interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts" [syn: {exchangeable}, {interchangeable}, {similar}, {standardized}, {standardised}]

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