Meaning of “similar” in the English Dictionary

"similar" in British English

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similaradjective

uk /ˈsɪm.ɪ.lər/ us /ˈsɪm.ə.lɚ/

(Definition of “similar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"similar" in American English

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similaradjective

us /ˈsɪm·ə·lər/

looking or being almost the same, although not exactly:

They both went to Ivy League schools and have similar backgrounds.
He used similar tactics to win the last election.
similarly
adverb us /ˈsɪm·ə·lər·li/

The disease affects both sexes similarly.

(Definition of “similar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)