similarity

sim|i|lar|i|ty
W2 [ˌsımıˈlærıti] n plural similarities [U and C]
if there is a similarity between two things or people, they are similar in some way
≠ ↑difference
→↑likeness similarity between
There are some striking similarities between the two plays.
similarity to
the song's close similarity to traditional Jewish music
The present crisis bears some similarity to the oil crisis of the 1970s.
similarity of
the similarity of their names
similarity in
I was struck by the similarities in their early lives.
similarity with
The police are checking for similarities with other recent attacks in the area.
There are similarities with German, though Yiddish is a distinct language.
They are both blonde, but there the similarity ends .
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
COLLOCATES for sense 1
striking similarity
close/great/strong similarity
bear a/some similarity to something (=be like something)
there the similarity ends (=used to say that two people or things are not alike in other ways)
▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Similarity — Sim i*lar i*ty, n.; pl. { ties}. [Cf. F. similarit[ e].] The quality or state of being similar; likeness; resemblance; as, a similarity of features. [1913 Webster] Hardly is there a similarity detected between two or three facts, than men hasten… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • similarity — index analogy, conformity (agreement), identity (similarity), par (equality), parity, relation ( …   Law dictionary

  • similarity — 1660s, from SIMILAR (Cf. similar) + ITY (Cf. ity), or from Fr. similarité. Related: Similarities …   Etymology dictionary

  • similarity — *likeness, resemblance, similtude, analogy, affinity Analogous words: *comparison, contrast, collation, parallel: agreement, accordance, harmonizing or harmony, correspondence (see corresponding verbs at AGREE) Antonyms: dissimilarity …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • similarity — [n] likeness, correspondence affinity, agreement, alikeness, analogy, approximation, association, closeness, coincidence, collation, community, comparability, comparison, concordance, concurrence, conformity, congruence, congruity, connection,… …   New thesaurus

  • similarity — [sim΄ə ler′ə tē] n. [ SIMILAR + ITY] 1. the state or quality of being similar; resemblance or likeness 2. pl. similarities a point, feature, or instance in which things are similar SYN. LIKENESS …   English World dictionary

  • similarity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ close, considerable, great, remarkable, strong ▪ the close similarity in our ages ▪ clear, marked …   Collocations dictionary

  • similarity */*/ — UK [ˌsɪməˈlærətɪ] / US [ˌsɪmɪˈlerətɪ] noun Word forms similarity : singular similarity plural similarities 1) [countable/uncountable] the degree to which one thing is similar to another thing, or the fact that they are similar similarity between …   English dictionary

  • similarity — sim|i|lar|i|ty [ ,sımı lerəti ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount the degree to which one thing is similar to another thing, or the fact that they are similar: similarity between: The similarity between the two stories suggests Lowry wrote them both …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Similarity — Similar redirects here. For the place in India, see Shimla. Contents 1 Specific definitions 2 In mathematics 3 In computer science 4 In other fields …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.