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 .