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similarity Line breaks: simi¦lar|ity
Pronunciation: /sɪməˈlarəti/

Definition of similarity in English:

noun (plural similarities)

1The state or fact of being similar: the similarity of symptoms makes them hard to diagnose
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  • In fact, the similarity is so compelling that D'Arcy has no business attempting a denial.
  • In fact theirs is very much a superficial similarity, based on prodigious talent and youth more than anything else.
  • The facts of that case bore a striking similarity to those of the present one.
1.1 (usually similarities) A similar feature or aspect: the similarities between people of different nationalities
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  • Such research is valid and useful because of the genetic and physiological similarities between humans and apes.
  • On her third visit to India now, Nilofer is struck by the similarities between Lahore and Delhi.
  • The author spoke briefly about the similarities between Tamil and Japanese languages.

Words that rhyme with similarity

angularity, barbarity, bipolarity, charity, circularity, clarity, complementarity, familiarity, granularity, hilarity, insularity, irregularity, jocularity, linearity, parity, particularity, peculiarity, polarity, popularity, regularity, secularity, singularity, solidarity, subsidiarity, unitarity, vernacularity, vulgarity

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