noun sim·i·lar·i·ty \ˌsi-mə-ˈla-rə-tē\

: a quality that makes one person or thing like another

plural sim·i·lar·i·ties

Full Definition of SIMILARITY

:  the quality or state of being similar :  resemblance
:  a comparable aspect :  correspondence

Examples of SIMILARITY

  1. I doubt that these words are related beyond a similarity in sound.
  2. The books share a similarity of ideas.
  3. I see a lot of similarities in them.
  4. Looking at these fossils, I see some similarity to modern-day birds.
  5. I see very little similarity between your situation and his.

First Known Use of SIMILARITY


Synonym Discussion of SIMILARITY

likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. likeness implies a closer correspondence than similarity which often implies that things are merely somewhat alike <a remarkable likeness to his late father> <some similarity between the two cases>. resemblance implies similarity chiefly in appearance or external qualities <statements that bear little resemblance to the truth>. similitude applies chiefly to correspondence between abstractions <two schools of social thought showing points of similitude>. analogy implies likeness or parallelism in relations rather than in appearance or qualities <pointed out analogies to past wars>.
SIMILARITIES Defined for Kids


noun sim·i·lar·i·ty \ˌsi-mə-ˈler-ə-tē\
plural sim·i·lar·i·ties

Definition of SIMILARITY for Kids

:  the quality or state of being alike in some way or ways <There is a similarity in looks between the children.>


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