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 for similar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Similar \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.
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     2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many respects;
        somewhat like; having a general likeness.
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     3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.] --Boyle.
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     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Similar \Sim"i*lar\, n.
     That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in
     quality, form, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  similar
      adj 1: marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at
             similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore
             similar coats" [ant: dissimilar]
      2: having the same or similar characteristics; "all politicians
         are alike"; "they looked utterly alike"; "friends are
         generally alike in background and taste" [syn: alike(p),
         similar, like] [ant: dissimilar, unalike]
      3: resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same
         characteristics; often used in combination; "suits of like
         design"; "a limited circle of like minds"; "members of the
         cat family have like dispositions"; "as like as two peas in a
         pod"; "doglike devotion"; "a dreamlike quality" [syn: like,
         similar] [ant: different, dissimilar, unlike]
      4: (of words) expressing closely related meanings
      5: capable of replacing or changing places with something else;
         permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or
         suitability; "interchangeable electric outlets"
         "interchangeable parts" [syn: exchangeable,
         interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "similar":
     agnate, akin, alike, analogical, analogous, aped, approximate,
     approximating, approximative, be like, close, collatable,
     commensurable, commensurate, comparable, comparative,
     complementary, consimilar, consonant, copied, correlative,
     correspond to, corresponding, counterfeit, equivalent, ersatz,
     fake, favoring, following, homogeneous, homologous, identical,
     imitated, imitation, like, matchable, mimicked, mock, much at one,
     much the same, near, nearly reproduced, nearly the same,
     not unlike, parallel, phony, proximate, reciprocal, relatable,
     relative, resemble, resembling, simulated, smacking of,
     something like, suggestive of, synthetic, uniform, uniform with
  
  

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