Similar definitions

sĭm'ə-lər
Having a resemblance in appearance or nature; alike though not identical.
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Having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional. Used of geometric figures.

Similar triangles.

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Nearly but not exactly the same or alike; having a resemblance.
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Having the same shape, but not the same size or position.
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The definition of similar is two things that have characteristics that resemble each other but are not exactly alike.

An example of similar is a cream skirt and a white skirt.

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

From French similaire, from Medieval Latin *similaris, extended from Latin similis (“like"); akin to simul (“together").