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English definition of “similar”

similar

adjective     /ˈsɪmɪlər/
B1 Something which is similar to something else has many things the same, although it is not exactly the same: The two houses are remarkably similar. The style of cooking is similar to that of Northern India. → Opposite dissimilarSimilar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities
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