Meaning of SIMILAR in English
— similarly , adv.
/sim"euh leuhr/ , adj.
1. having a likeness or resemblance, esp. in a general way: two similar houses.
2. Geom. (of figures) having the same shape; having corresponding sides proportional and corresponding angles equal: similar triangles.
3. Math. (of two square matrices) related by means of a similarity transformation.
[ 1605-15; earlier similary similaire or ML similaris, equiv. to L simil ( is ) like, similar (akin to simul together; cf. SIMPLEX) + - aris -AR 1 ]
Syn. 1. like, resembling. See same .
Ant. 1. different.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012