Meaning of “similarity” in the English Dictionary

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"similarity" in British English

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similaritynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌsɪm.ɪˈlær.ə.ti/ us /ˌsɪm.əˈler.ə.t̬i/

B2 the fact that people or things look or are the same:

I can see the similarity between you and your mother.
The book bears several striking similarities to last year's bestseller.

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  • There is a great deal of similarity between Caroline and her mother .
  • His situation has several similarities with our own.
  • The teacher found several suspicious similarities between their work.
  • The painting bears a striking similarity to one in the Louvre.

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

"similarity" in American English

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similaritynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌsɪm·əˈlær·ɪ·t̬i/

the state of being almost the same, or a particular way in which something is almost the same:

[ C ] Even though there are many similarities between men and women, there still remain many differences.

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