**Sim"i*lar** (?), a. [F. *similaire*, fr. L. *similis* like, similar. See Same, a., and cf. Simulate.]

**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.]*Boyle.*

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.

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**Sim"i*lar**, n.

That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

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