similarity

2 definitions found

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

Similarity \Sim'i*lar"i*ty\, noun; pl. {-ties}. [Cf. F. similarit['e].] The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as, a similarity of features.

Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or three facts, than men hasten to extend it to all. --Sir W. Hamilton.

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

similarity

noun

1: the quality of being similar [ant: {dissimilarity}, {unsimilarity}]

2: a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit [syn: {similarity}, {law of similarity}]


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