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Noun: similarity  ,si-mu'ler-u-tee [N. Amer], ,si-mu'la-ru-tee [Brit]
  1. The quality of being similar
  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
    - law of similarity
  3. Similarity in appearance, external or superficial details
    - resemblance

Derived forms: similarities

See also: dissimilar, similar

Type of: alikeness [rare], Gestalt law of organisation [Brit], Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organisation [Brit], Gestalt principle of organization, likeness, sameness, similitude

Antonym: unsimilarity

Encyclopedia: Similarity