What does similarity mean?

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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Similaritynoun

    Likeness.

    Etymology: from similar.

    The blood and chyle are intimately mixed, and by attrition attenuated; by which the mixture acquires a greater degree of fluidity and similarity, or homogeneity of parts. Arbuthnot.

ChatGPT

  1. similarity

    Similarity refers to a state or quality of being alike, having resemblance, or sharing common features or characteristics. This term can be used in various fields such as mathematics, where it refers to the proportionate correspondence of shapes, or linguistics, where it refers to the likeness in sound or meaning of words. It generally indicates a degree of comparison, indicating likeness or parallel in certain respects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Similaritynoun

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

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. similarit.]

Wikidata

  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. Paul Offit:

    This false notion was born of this letter that was actually written to the European Medicines Agency, which is like the European equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration, claiming that there was similarity between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which is what you're making an antibody response to when you get these vaccines, and a protein that sits on the surface of placental cells called syncytin-1.

  2. Charlie Crist:

    There's a similarity, of course, good experience, caring heart -- I think people are hungry for that.

  3. Michael Cassidy:

    Our course will continue to stay the same regardless of 'allegations' made by a handful of violent convicted felons. the quantity and similarity of the complaints is troubling.

  4. Michael Cassidy:

    The quantity and similarity of the complaints is troubling.

  5. Diosdado Cabello:

    Do you think any similarity with this scandalous fabrication is pure coincidence? i don't think so!

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