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Similar

Sim′i-lar

,
Adj.
[F.
similaire
, fr. L.
similis
like, similar. See
Same
,
Adj.
, 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.

Sim′i-lar

,
Noun.
That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

Webster 1828 Edition


Similar

SIM'ILAR

,
Adj.
[L. similis; Gr. omaloV.] Like; resembling; having a like form or appearance. Similar may signify exactly alike, or having a general likeness, a likeness in the principal points. Things perfectly similar, in their nature, must be of the same essence, or homogeneous; but we generally understand similar to denote a likeness that is not perfect. Many of the statutes of Connecticut are similar to the statutes of Massachusetts on the same subjects. The manners of the several states of New England are similar, the people being derived from common ancestors.

Definition 2021


similar

similar

English

Mathematics: Figures shown in the same color are similar

Adjective

similar (comparative more similar, superlative most similar)

  1. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 29686887 , chapter IV:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, [] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, Alzheimer’s Disease”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200:
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systemssurgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.
  2. (mathematics) Of geometrical figures including triangles, squares, ellipses, arcs and more complex figures, having the same shape but possibly different size, rotational orientation, and position; in particular, having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional; such that one can be had from the other using a sequence of operations of rotation, translation and scaling.

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Noun

similar (plural similars)

  1. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
  2. (homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease

External links

  • similar in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • similar in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Catalan

Adjective

similar m, f (masculine and feminine plural similars)

  1. similar

Portuguese

Adjective

similar m, f (plural similares, comparable)

  1. similar (having traits or characteristics in common)

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Spanish

Adjective

similar m, f (plural similares)

  1. similar

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