Character 7
Hyphenation sim i lar
Pronunciations /ˈsɪmələ/

Definitions and meanings of "Similar"

What do we mean by similar?

Having a resemblance in appearance or nature; alike though not identical. adjective

Having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional. Used of geometric figures. adjective

Having characteristics in common; like in form, appearance, size, qualities, relations, etc.; having a more or less marked resemblance to each other or one another; in some respects identical; bearing a resemblance, as to something implied or specified: as, the general features of the two landscapes are similar; the plans are similar.

Homogeneous; of like structure or character throughout.

In geometry, of the same shape: said of two figures which have all their corresponding angles equal, whence it will follow, for ordinary Euclidean space, that all their corresponding lengths will be proportional, that their corresponding areas will be in the duplicate ratio of their lengths, and that their corresponding volumes will be in the triplicate ratio of their lengths.

In biology, alike in some respects; identical to some extent.

In music, in the same direction: said of the rising and falling of two voice-parts.

That which is similar; that which resembles something else in form, appearance, quality, etc.; in the plural, things resembling one another. noun

The homeopathic principle of administering drugs. See similia. noun

In the theory of aggregates, similarly arranged; coupled by a one-one relation.

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

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

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

Homogenous; uniform. adjective

Figures which differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of the same number of like parts similarly situated. adjective

Such as have their several angles respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal angles proportional. adjective

Such as are contained by the same number of similar planes, similarly situated, and having like inclination to one another. adjective

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable. adjective

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. adjective

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

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

A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Similar

The word "similar" in example sentences

If you go to other parts of the planet at similar latitudes and with similar climates, you may find different species of conifers or lycopodia or seed-eating birds, but you'll find _similar_ species making up an ecosystem overall so much like the other that an untrained observer may not notice the difference. ❋ Unknown (2004)

Jiau's lawyer, Joanna Hendon, said her client deserved a term similar to the 18 months Rakoff imposed on a co-defendant in the expert-networking investigation. ❋ Unknown (2011)

The guard had worn an expression similar to the white-clothed man who was leading him at the moment; apparently the boss man wanted all his employees to be resocialized. ❋ Christie Golden (2011)

Throughout his speech, Mr. Obama made repeated references to Republican plans and ideas, and even used a phrase similar to that employed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia when he talked about American's getting their "fair shake." ❋ Carol E. Lee (2011)

In the event of a tie for first place at the championship, in both the events, there will be a playoff for the title similar to previous years. ❋ Jan (2008)

It was a word similar to misunderstanding, which when Grace thought of it now, was like those huge beautiful air balloons, a hundred feet in circumference, that the Japanese had sent across the ocean, nearly ten thousand of them, during the Second World War. ❋ Maribeth Fischer (2007)

Alec gave the piano player a calculating look and walked toward him, with an expression similar to that of a dog defending his favorite hydrant. ❋ Judith O’Brien (1994)

The e-mail indicated the account was for Quad Graph, a name similar to the real printer's name. ❋ WIRED (2011)

Cult director Monte Hellman ("Two-Lane Blacktop") begins his challenging narrative with an independent filmmaker named Mitchell Haven (note the name similar to that of the real-life director) who casts a mysterious woman, Laurel, as one of the leads in his new movie about a crime. [email protected] (David Lewis (2011)

Duncan Getchell, Jr., solicitor general of Virginia, ticked off a list of what he called similar cases in which states including Oregon and Wyoming have sued on behalf of residents' interests. ❋ Janet Adamy (2011)

"The evidence is clear to me that Judge Fuller failed to disclose his bias in the Siegelman case, and committed fraud on the court," said Weeks, citing what he called the similar 1988 Supreme Court case Liljeberg v. Health Services Acquisition Corp. ❋ Unknown (2009)

On Monday evening, I shall be moderating a panel in New York City with a title similar to the one above where a panel of esteemed thinkers will be putting their views forward and where an audience will be able to thrash out some of these views together. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The novel starts tightly behind Dar's eyes, and remains there except for very brief glimpses of the two males in her life, the Murdant a title similar to sergeant Kol and the orc warrior Kovok-mah. ❋ Tia Nevitt (2007)

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