Definition of similar
Examples of similar in a Sentence
This month, General Electric's health-care division will begin marketing a first-of-its-kind electrocardiograph machine in the U.S. Although packed with the latest technology, the battery-powered device weighs just six pounds, half as much as the smallest ECG machine currently for sale. It will retail for a mere $2,500, an 80% markdown from products with similar capabilities. —Reena Jana, Business Week, 23 & 30 Mar. 2009
There's a reason boards of directors can pluck so many CEOs out of one company and plop them into another: When it comes to management ideas and tools, many companies are surprisingly similar. They have the same hierarchies and budgeting processes. —Jena McGregor, Business Week, 8 Oct. 2007
Though the trends were similar, the new patterns of consumption varied both regionally and nationally, as they continue to do today. —John Brewer, New York Review of Books, 30 Nov. 2006
Our cats are similar in size.
You two look very similar to each other.
They had similar experiences growing up, even though they came from vastly different backgrounds.
We got remarkably similar results.
I was going to say something similar.
I would have reacted in a similar way if it had happened to me.
Recent Examples of similar from the Web
The jury that sentenced Morva to death in 2008 heard from doctors who diagnosed him with a personality disorder similar to schizophrenia.
For the most part, the ancient DNA was most similar to that of people living in the same places where the bones were found, Skoglund reported.
Similar to data out of the U.S., the number of hours focusing on art education in primary school in the Netherlands has been reduced, for one, and there are fewer specialized art teachers.
At last year’s MLB All-Star Game in San Diego, the organization hosted a similar fitness weekend with a Color Run and a Soul Pose black light yoga party.
Others echoed similar sentiments and expressed gratitude for the gifts.
Quick-cooking pearl barley is a flake that has been partially cooked and dried for quick cooking, similar to instant oatmeal.
Brookfield also offers a personal experience with penguins, similar to programs available at Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium.
And with companies including Honeywell International Inc. and Caterpillar Inc. making similar moves, the strategy signals big changes for years to come.
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Synonym Discussion of similar
SIMILAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of similar for English Language Learners
: almost the same as someone or something else
SIMILAR Defined for Kids
Definition of similar for Students
: having qualities in common The houses are similar in design.
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