similitude

noun
si·​mil·​i·​tude | \ sə-ˈmi-lə-ˌtüd How to pronounce similitude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of similitude

b : a visible likeness : image
2 : an imaginative comparison : simile
3a : correspondence in kind or quality
b : a point of comparison

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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

Examples of similitude in a Sentence

the striking similitude between that modern city and the Rome of ancient times the two robberies, committed on opposite ends of the country, show some curious similitudes
Recent Examples on the Web Whatever similitude of separation between protesters and police there had been was gone. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "'Sirens and chanting filled the air': What it was like covering the Breonna Taylor protest," 29 May 2020 His adamant individualism is keyed precisely to his rejection of similitude to the manners of anyone else. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The In-Your-Face Paintings of Peter Saul," 10 Feb. 2020 Here are the top two innovations in iPad cases at CES 2011—standouts in a sea of similitude. Tyghe Trimble, Popular Mechanics, "Two Seriously Innovative iPad Cases: CES 2011," 8 Jan. 2011 Here are the top two innovations in iPad cases at CES 2011—standouts in a sea of similitude. Tyghe Trimble, Popular Mechanics, "Two Seriously Innovative iPad Cases: CES 2011," 8 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of similitude

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for similitude

Middle English, from Anglo-French, allegory, analogy, from Latin similitudo resemblance, from similis

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“Similitude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/similitude. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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