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Definitions for similarity
ˌsɪm əˈlær ɪ tisim·i·lar·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. similaritynoun

    the quality of being similar

  2. similarity, law of similaritynoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. similaritynoun

    Closeness of appearance to something else.

  2. similaritynoun

    The relation of sharing properties.

    Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or three facts, than men hasten to extend it to all. uE00028239uE001 Sir W. Hamilton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Similaritynoun

    the quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as, a similarity of features

    Etymology: [Cf. F. similarit.]

Freebase

  1. Similarity

    Two geometrical objects are called similar if they both have the same shape, or one has the same shape as the mirror image of the other. More precisely, one can be obtained from the other by uniformly scaling, possibly with additional translation, rotation and reflection. This means that either object can be rescaled, repositioned, and reflected, so as to coincide precisely with the other object. If two objects are similar, each is congruent to the result of a uniform scaling of the other. For example, all circles are similar to each other, all squares are similar to each other, and all equilateral triangles are similar to each other. On the other hand, ellipses are not all similar to each other, nor are hyperbolas all similar to each other. If two angles of a triangle have measures equal to the measures of two angles of another triangle, then the triangles are similar. Corresponding sides of similar polygons are in proportion, and corresponding angles of similar polygons have the same measure. This article assumes that a scaling can have a scale factor of 1, so that all congruent shapes are also similar, but some school text books specifically exclude congruent triangles from their definition of similar triangles by insisting that the sizes must be different to qualify as similar.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'similarity' in Nouns Frequency: #2095

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of similarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of similarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of similarity in a Sentence

  1. David Keeble:

    I'm not going to say I'm going to sleep well tonight, it's a different scale but it smacks of similarity with the 2012 debt crisis.

  2. Archana Radhakrishnan:

    The guidelines are continuing to evolve, and there is more similarity now between the American Cancer Society and US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, american Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also reports convening a group to look at their own breast cancer screening guidelines. Amidst all of these changes, we need to make sure that both women and physicians are made aware of what the recommendations are.

  3. Jonathan Faiman:

    One similarity is that the incumbents don't value this as an approach, and that's a big advantage because if they did value it then this wouldn't be an opportunity.

  4. Patrick Michel:

    We have the very exciting chance that two space missions visited two primitive Near-Earth asteroids at about the same times, which allows us to discover two new small worlds, what really fascinated us when we saw the first images, is the amazing similarity of the two objects, before more detailed observations made differences emerge. This is really fascinating because these asteroids were chosen totally independently from one mission to the other.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The similarity of thoughts or the point of view between the two persons may appear a case of like-mindedness, but the fact could be one is trying to snatch the credit of others for own selfishness.

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