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similar

adjective  /ˈsɪm·ə·lər/ us  
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  /ˈsɪm·ə·lər·li/ us  
The disease affects both sexes similarly.
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