similarity

similarity
similar ADJECTIVE 1) of the same kind in appearance, character, or quantity, without being identical. 2) (of geometrical figures) having the same angles and proportions, though of different sizes.
DERIVATIVES similarity noun similarly adverb.
USAGE Use the construction similar to, as in I've had problems similar to yours ; it is not good English to say similar as, as in I've had similar problems as yourself .
ORIGIN Latin similaris, from similis 'like' .

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