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Different vs. Similar

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Differentadjective

Not the same; exhibiting a difference.

Similaradjective

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

Differentadjective

Various, assorted, diverse.

Similaradjective

(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 rotations, translations and scalings.

Differentadjective

Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.

‘Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.’;

Similarnoun

That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

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Differentadjective

Unlike most others; unusual.

Similarnoun

(homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease.

Differentnoun

(mathematics) The different ideal.

Similaradjective

Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

Differentadjective

Distinct; separate; not the same; other.

Similaradjective

Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

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Differentadjective

Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food or drink; different states of health; different shapes; different degrees of excellence.

‘Men are as different from each other, as the regions in which they are born are different.’;

Similaradjective

Homogenous; uniform.

Differentadjective

unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;

‘took different approaches to the problem’; ‘came to a different conclusion’; ‘different parts of the country’; ‘on different sides of the issue’; ‘this meeting was different from the earlier one’;

Similarnoun

That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

Differentadjective

distinctly separate from the first;

‘that's another (or different) issue altogether’;

Similaradjective

marked by correspondence or resemblance;

‘similar food at similar prices’; ‘problems similar to mine’; ‘they wore similar coats’;

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Differentadjective

differing from all others; not ordinary;

‘advertising that strives continually to be different’; ‘this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it’;

Similaradjective

having the same or similar characteristics;

‘all politicians are alike’; ‘they looked utterly alike’; ‘friends are generaly alike in background and taste’;

Differentadjective

not like; marked by dissimilarity;

‘for twins they are very unlike’; ‘people are profoundly different’;

Similaradjective

resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;

‘suits of like design’; ‘a limited circle of like minds’; ‘members of the cat family have like dispositions’; ‘as like as two peas in a pod’; ‘doglike devotion’; ‘a dreamlike quality’;

Differentadjective

distinct or separate;

‘each interviewed different members of the community’;

Similaradjective

(of words) expressing closely related meanings

Differentadjective

not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality

‘you can play this game in different ways’; ‘the car is different from anything else on the market’;

Similaradjective

capable of replacing or changing places with something else;

‘interchangeable parts’;

Differentadjective

novel and unusual

‘try something deliciously different’;

Similaradjective

having a resemblance in appearance, character, or quantity, without being identical

‘northern India and similar areas’; ‘a soft cheese similar to Brie’;

Differentadjective

distinct; separate

‘on two different occasions’;

Similaradjective

(of geometrical figures) having the same shape, with the same angles and proportions, though of different sizes.

Similarnoun

a person or thing similar to another

‘he was one of those whose similar you never meet’;

Similarnoun

a substance that produces effects resembling the symptoms of particular diseases (the basis of homeopathic treatment)

‘the principle of treatment by similars’;

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