Meaning of similar by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of similar by Wordnet Dictionary
similar
 ( RP ) IPA: /ˈsɪmələ/, XSAMPA: /"sIm@l@/
 ( GenAm ) IPA: /ˈsɪməlɚ/, XSAMPA: /"sIm@l@`/
 Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable .
 ( 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 .
 ( alike ): different, unlike
Etymology
From French similaire, from Medieval Latin *similaris, extended from Latin similis ( “like” ); akin to simul ( “together” ) .
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similar ( comparative more similar, superlative most similar )
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Explanation of similar by Wordnet Dictionary
similar

marked by correspondence or resemblance

( of words ) expressing closely related meanings
 Similar a. [F. similaire, fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]
1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.
2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.
3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] Boyle.
Similar figures ( Geom. ), figures which differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of the same number of like parts similarly situated.  Similar rectilineal figures, such as have their several angles respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal angles proportional.  Similar solids, such as are contained by the same number of similar planes, similarly situated, and having like inclination to one another.
 Similar, n. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
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