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Meaning of “similar” in the English Dictionary

"similar" in British English

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similaradjective

uk   /ˈsɪm.ɪ.lər/  us   /-ə.lɚ/
B1 looking or being ​almost, but not ​exactly, the same: My ​father and I have similar ​views on ​politics. I ​bought some new ​shoes which are very similar to a ​pair I had before. Paul is very similar inappearance to his ​brother.

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(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 ​IvyLeagueschools and have similar ​backgrounds. He used similar ​tactics to ​win the last ​election.
similarly
adverb  us   /ˈsɪm·ə·lər·li/
The ​diseaseaffects both ​sexes similarly.
(Definition of similar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “similar”
in Korean 비슷한…
in Arabic مُشابِه…
in Malaysian serupa…
in French semblable…
in Russian похожий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 相似的,近似的…
in Italian simile, somigliante…
in Turkish benzer, aynı türden…
in Polish podobny…
in Spanish similar, semejante, parecido…
in Vietnamese tương tự…
in Portuguese parecido…
in Thai เหมือนกัน…
in German ähnlich…
in Catalan semblant…
in Japanese 似ている, 同じような…
in Chinese (Simplified) 相似的,近似的…
in Indonesian serupa…
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