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.
Sim·i·lar, n. That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
adj 1: marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at
similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they
wore similar coats" [ant: dissimilar]
2: having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians
are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are
generaly alike in background and taste" [syn: alike(p),
like] [ant: unalike]
3: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same
characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like
design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the
cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas
in a pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality" [syn:
like] [ant: unlike]
4: (of words) expressing closely related meanings
5: capable of replacing or changing places with something else;
"interchangeable parts" [syn: exchangeable, interchangeable,