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Sim·i·lar a.

1. Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely like.

2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.

3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.]

**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.