similarity

You might get annoyed if people keep saying there is a similarity between you and your older sister, particularly if you're tired of being compared to her. A similarity is a sameness or alikeness.

When you are comparing two things — physical objects, ideas, or experiences — you often look at their similarities and their differences. Difference is the opposite of similarity. Both squares and rectangles have four sides, that is a similarity between them. Just because two things share similarities doesn't mean they are the same.

Definitions of similarity
  1. noun
    the quality of being similar
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    Antonyms:
    dissimilarity, unsimilarity
    the quality of being dissimilar
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    approximation
    the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)
    homogeny
    (biology) similarity because of common evolution
    homology
    the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function
    homomorphism, homomorphy
    similarity of form
    isomorphism, isomorphy
    (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
    alikeness, likeness, similitude
    similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
    correspondence, parallelism
    similarity by virtue of corresponding
    uniformity, uniformness
    the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
    approach
    a close approximation
    sort
    an approximate definition or example
    analog, analogue, parallel
    something having the property of being analogous to something else
    homogeneity, homogeneousness
    the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature
    consistence, consistency
    a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts
    echo
    a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.
    comparability, compare, comparison, equivalence
    qualities that are comparable
    mirror image, reflection, reflexion
    a likeness in which left and right are reversed
    naturalness
    the likeness of a representation to the thing represented
    resemblance
    similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
    spitting image
    a perfect likeness or counterpart
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    sameness
    the quality of being alike
  2. noun
    a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
    synonyms: law of similarity
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    Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization
    a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization
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