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Definition 1: the quality of being similar - [noun denoting attribute]

(similarity is a kind of ...) the quality of being alike

"sameness of purpose kept them together"

(... is a kind of similarity ) something having the property of being analogous to something else

(... is a kind of similarity ) an approximate definition or example

"she wore a sort of magenta dress" "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"

(... is a kind of similarity ) a close approximation

"the nearest approach to genius"

(... is a kind of similarity ) the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)

(... is a kind of similarity ) similarity by virtue of corresponding

(... is a kind of similarity ) similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things

"man created God in his own likeness"

(... is a kind of similarity ) (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure

(... is a kind of similarity ) similarity of form

(... is a kind of similarity ) the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function

(... is a kind of similarity ) (biology) similarity because of common evolution

(... is a kind of similarity ) the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

(... are attributes of similarity) marked by correspondence or resemblance

"similar food at similar prices" "problems similar to mine" "they wore similar coats"

(... are attributes of similarity) not similar

"a group of very dissimilar people" "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm" "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own" "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem"

Definition 2: a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for similarity in the sense of this definition

(similarity is a kind of ...) a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization

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