Similar 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness. [1913 Webster]

3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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