• (RP) IPA: /ˈsɪmələ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɪməlɚ/


  1. Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗:
      So this was my future home, I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills, […] a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  2. (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.
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  • Russian: подо́бный
  • Spanish: semejante

similar (plural similars)

  1. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
  2. (homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease.

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