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Sim"i*lar (?), 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.

 

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Sim"i*lar, n.

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

 

© Webster 1913.