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sim·i·lar  audio  (sm-lr) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Related in appearance or nature; alike though not identical.
  2. Mathematics Having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional. Used of geometric figures: similar triangles.

ETYMOLOGY:
French similaire, from Latin similis, like; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
simi·lar·ly(Adverb)


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