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SIMILARITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does similarity mean? 

SIMILARITY (noun)
  The noun SIMILARITY has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SIMILARITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SIMILARITY (noun)


Sense 1similarity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being similar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("similarity" is a kind of...):

sameness (the quality of being alike)

Attribute:

similar (marked by correspondence or resemblance)

dissimilar (not similar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "similarity"):

approximation (the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity))

sort (an approximate definition or example)

approach (a close approximation)

uniformity; uniformness (the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom))

correspondence; parallelism (similarity by virtue of corresponding)

alikeness; likeness; similitude (similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things)

isomorphism; isomorphy ((biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure)

homomorphism; homomorphy (similarity of form)

homology (the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function)

homogeny ((biology) similarity because of common evolution)

analog; analogue; parallel (something having the property of being analogous to something else)

Antonym:

dissimilarity (the quality of being dissimilar)


Sense 2similarity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

law of similarity; similarity

Hypernyms ("similarity" is a kind of...):

Gestalt law of organization; Gestalt principle of organization (a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization)


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