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Dissimilar vs. Similar

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Dissimilaradjective

Not similar; unalike; different

Similaradjective

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

Dissimilaradjective

Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features.

‘This part very dissimilar to any other.’;

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.

Dissimilaradjective

not similar;

‘a group of very dissimilar people’; ‘a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm’; ‘their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own’; ‘took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem’;

Similarnoun

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

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Dissimilaradjective

not alike or similar;

‘as unalike as two people could be’;

Similarnoun

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

Dissimilaradjective

not like; marked by dissimilarity;

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

Similaradjective

Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

Similaradjective

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

Similaradjective

Homogenous; uniform.

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Similarnoun

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

Similaradjective

marked by correspondence or resemblance;

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

Similaradjective

having the same or similar characteristics;

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

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’;

Similaradjective

(of words) expressing closely related meanings

Similaradjective

capable of replacing or changing places with something else;

‘interchangeable parts’;

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Similaradjective

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

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

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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