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similarmore about similar

similar


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Similar  \Sim"i*lar\,  a.  [F.  similaire  fr  L.  similis  like 
  similar.  See  {Same},  a.,  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Similar  \Sim"i*lar\,  n. 
  That  which  is  similar  to  or  resembles,  something  else,  as  in 
  quality,  form  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  similar 
  adj  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 
  generaly  alike  in  background  and  taste"  [syn:  {alike(p)}, 
  {like}]  [ant:  {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}]  [ant:  {unlike}] 
  4:  (of  words)  expressing  closely  related  meanings 
  5:  capable  of  replacing  or  changing  places  with  something  else; 
  "interchangeable  parts"  [syn:  {exchangeable},  {interchangeable}, 
  {standardized}] 




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