What is similar?

  • (adj): (of words) expressing closely related meanings.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on similar:

Similarity (geometry)
... Two geometrical objects are called similar if they both have the same shape, or one has the same shape as the mirror image of the other ... If two objects are similar, each is congruent to the result of a uniform scaling of the other ... For example, all circles are similar to each other, all squares are similar to each other, and all equilateral triangles are similar to each other ...
List Of Pokémon (152–201) - Politoed
... Its belly is adorned with a green spiral mark, similar to its pre-evolutionary forms ... On top of its head grows a long blue hair that is curled in a manner similar to the spiral ... Politoed hunts prey with its long tongue, in similar manner to an actual frog ...
Measuring Toxicity
... does not exist, estimates are made by comparison to known similar toxic things, or to similar exposures in similar organisms ... unstudied chemical that is believed to be very similar in effect to another compound could be assigned an additional protection factor of 10 to account for possible differences in effects that are probably much ...
Small Intestine - Histology
... The three sections of the small intestine look similar to each other at a microscopic level, but there are some important differences ... Contains goblet cells, Paneth cells Similar to duodenum ... Similar to duodenum ...
Kisii People - Language
... language and other Bantu languages are very similar ... Most of their phrases are similar or had been derived or acquired in the same manner ... They are markedly similar to the Bakiga of south western Uganda in culture, industry and choice of terrain ...

More definitions of "similar":

  • (adj): Marked by correspondence or resemblance.
    Example: "Similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
  • (adj): Resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination.
    Synonyms: like
  • (adj): Having the same or similar characteristics.
    Synonyms: alike, like

Famous quotes containing the word similar:

    Thus was my first year’s life in the woods completed; and the second year was similar to it. I finally left Walden September 6th, 1847.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
    Bible: Hebrew Job, 3:3.

    A similar imprecation is found in Jeremiah 20:14-15.

    We do not need to minimize the poverty of the ghetto or the suffering inflicted by whites on blacks in order to see that the increasingly dangerous and unpredictable conditions of middle- class life have given rise to similar strategies for survival. Indeed the attraction of black culture for disaffected whites suggests that black culture now speaks to a general condition.
    Christopher Lasch (b. 1932)