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similar [ 'similə] a.相似的,类似的

similar ['similə] a. 相似的,像

similar ['similə] a.相似的

重复建设 building redundant project; duplication of similar projects

  近似商标 Similar Mark

You and your sister look so very similar, I often mistake you for her.
你和你妹妹长得很像,我常常把你当作你妹妹。

Social change is more likely to occur in societies where there is a mixture of different kinds of people than in societies where people are similar in many ways.
社会变化在有多种人群汇集的社会里比仅有相似人群的社会里更容易发生。

我们夫妻俩性格相似。
We're two of a kind. *two of a kind“性格相似的人”。
We're very similar.
Like husband, like wife.

What’s the weather like in New York?
纽约的天气怎样?
Similar to here I guess.
我想和这里差不多。
Is it like Beijing?
像北京的天气?
Yes, I guess so. It’s really hot in summer but it can be freezing cold in winter.
是的,我想是的。夏天非常热,但是冬天非常冷。
Yes, that sounds like Beijing!
是的,听起来跟北京很像。
I prefer spring and fall. I think New York is best in spring and fall.
我更喜欢春天和秋天。我想春天和秋天的纽约是最好的。
Beijing too!
北京也一样!

A It’s too hot today! Too hot for shopping, too hot for walking, too hot for sightseeing.
A 今天真是太热了!热得没法逛商店,或者出去走走,或者去观光游览。
B Yes, you’re right. It’s too hot. I think we need a cool drink.
B 你是对的。确实太热了,我想我需要来点冷饮。
A Is the weather similar to New York?
A 纽约的天气和这里类似吗?
B Yes. We get really hot summers and very cold winters.
B 是的。我们的夏天非常热,冬天非常冷。

Is the weather similar to New York? /纽约的天气和这里类似吗?
What’s the weather like in New York? / 纽约的天气又如何呢?

Anyway, compared with the prices of similar products on the international market, our price has always been on the low side. 
不管怎么样,比较世界市场上相同产品的价格,我们的价格总是很低的。

We originally established ourselves in …… with a capital of …… and then we reorganized our company by merging …….. Similar firms under the name of present ……, increasing our capital up to …….
我公司……年成立时资金……,然后合并了……家类似商号,改组成……公司,资金增加到……。

Perhaps / perhaps is similar to maybe / maybe.
Perhaps / 也许 和 maybe / 可能的意思非常接近。

A: What’s the weather like in New York, Neil?
A: 纽约的天气怎样,尼尔?
B: Similar to here I guess.
B: 我想和这里差不多。
A: Is it like Beijing?
A: 像北京的天气?
B: Yes, I guess so. It’s really hot in summer but it can be freezing cold in winter.
B: 是的,我想是的。夏天非常热,但是冬天非常冷。

I guess so / I guess so is similar to I suppose / I suppose; I think so / I think so.
I guess so /我猜是这样。和I suppose /我想是这样。非常相似。I think so / 我认为是这样。

不知凡几 [bù zhī fán jǐ] /can't tell how many there are - there are numerous similar cases/

大同小异 [dà tóng xiǎo yì] /almost similar/except slight differences/

近似 [jìn sì] /(v) about the same as; is similar to/

类 [lèi] /kind/type/class/category/similar/like/to resemble/

类似 [lèi sì] /similar/analogous/

侔 [móu] /similar/comparable/equal/

似 [sì] /to seem/to appear/similar/like/to resemble/

同 [tóng] /like/same/similar/together/alike/with/

宛 [wǎn] /(surname)/similar/winding/

相仿 [xiāng fǎng] /similar/

相近 [xiāng jìn] /close/similar to/

相似 [xiāng sì] /to resemble/similar/like/resemblance/similarity/

像 [xiàng] /(look) like/similar (to)/look/appearance/elephant/to look/to appear/to seem/image/portrait/resemble/seem/

肖 [xiào] /similar/resembling/to resemble/to be like/

A rather similar process of differentiation has led to professional geologists coming together nationally within one or two specific societies, where as the amateurs have tended either to remain in local societies or to come together nationally in a different way.
类似的分化过程也导致专业地质学家聚集起来,形成一两个全国性的团体,而业余地质学家则要么留在地方性团体中,要么以不同方式组成全国性的团体。

Companies such as Virtual Vineyards are already starting to use similar technologies to push messages to customers about special sales, product offerings, or other events.
像Virtual Vineyards这样的公司业已开始采用类似的技术将有关特价商品、产品推销或其他活动的信息“推”向用户。

But the tide is unlikely to turn back. In Australia — where an aging population, life-extending technology and changing community attitudes have all played their part — other states are going to consider making a similar law to deal with euthanasia.
但这一潮流已无法逆转。在澳大利亚,人口老龄化,延长寿命技术和公众态度的变化都发挥着各自的作用。其他州也将考虑制定类似的法律来处理安乐死问题。
In the US and Canada, where the right-to-die movement is gathering strength, observers are waiting for the dominoes to start falling.
在美国和加拿大,死亡权利运动正在积蓄力量。观察家们正在等待多米诺骨牌产生的效应。

Computers are relied on by manufacturers for similar reasons.
基于同样的原因,生产商们也依赖计算机。

{adj: Praetorian, Pretorian} characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
"a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.

{adj: akin, kindred, related} similar or related in quality or character
"a feeling akin to terror"
"kindred souls"
"the amateur is closely related to the collector"

{adj: alike, similar, like} having the same or similar characteristics
"all politicians are alike"
"they looked utterly alike"
"friends are generally alike in background and taste"
<-> unalike

{adj: ammoniac, ammoniacal} pertaining to or containing or similar to ammonia

{adj: analogous, correspondent} similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
"brains and computers are often considered analogous"
"salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"

{adj: aqueous} similar to or containing or dissolved in water
"aqueous solutions"

{adj: archetypal, archetypical, prototypal, prototypic, prototypical} representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
"archetypal patterns"
"she was the prototypal student activist"

{adj: azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue} of a deep somewhat purplish blue color similar to that of a clear October sky
"October's bright blue weather"

{adj: benzenoid} similar to benzene in structure or linkage

{adj: blue, bluish, blueish} of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky
"October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson
"a blue flame"
"blue haze of tobacco smoke"

{adj: brown, brownish, chocolate-brown, dark-brown} of a color similar to that of wood or earth

{adj: coal-black, jet, jet-black, pitchy, sooty} of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

{adj: comparable with} similar in some respect and so able to be compared in order to show differences and similarities
"pianists of comparable ability"
"cars comparable with each other in terms of fuel consumption"

{adj: compatible, sympathetic} having similar disposition and tastes
"a compatible married couple"
"with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion"

{adj: compound} of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
<-> simple

{adj: confusable, mistakable} so similar as to be easily identified for another thing
"potentially confusable senses of words"
"easily mistakable signals"

{adj: congenial} suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
"a congenial atmosphere to work in"
"two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
<-> uncongenial

{adj: connate} of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united
"a connate tomato flower"
<-> adnate

{adj: connatural} similar in nature
"and mix with our connatural dust"- John Milton

{adj: corresponding} similar especially in position or purpose
"a number of corresponding diagonal points"

{adj: direct} similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
"a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
<-> inverse

{adj: dissimilar} not similar
"a group of very dissimilar people"
"a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm"
"their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own"
"took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem"
<-> similar

{adj: exchangeable, interchangeable, similar, standardized, standardised} capable of replacing or changing places with something else; permitting mutual substitution without loss of function or suitability
"interchangeable electric outlets" "interchangeable parts"

{adj: glabrescent} lacking hair or a similar growth or tending to become hairless

{adj: glabrous} having no hair or similar growth; smooth
"glabrous stems"
"glabrous leaves"
"a glabrous scalp"

{adj: green, greenish, light-green, dark-green} of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
"a green tree"
"green fields"
"green paint"

{adj: homogeneous, homogenous} all of the same or similar kind or nature
"a close-knit homogeneous group"
<-> heterogeneous

{adj: homologic, homological} similar in evolutionary origin but not in function

{adj: homologous} corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species
"a homologous tissue graft"
<-> heterologous, autologous

{adj: isomorphous, isomorphic} having similar appearance but genetically different

{adj: like, similar} resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination
"suits of like design"
"a limited circle of like minds"
"members of the cat family have like dispositions"
"as like as two peas in a pod"
"doglike devotion"
"a dreamlike quality"
<-> unlike

{adj: lung-like} performing functions similar to those performed by lungs

{adj: membranous} relating to or made of or similar to a membrane
"membranous lining"

{adj: olive} of a yellow-green color similar to that of an unripe olive

{adj: orange, orangish} of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange

{adj: parasympathomimetic} having an effect similar to that resulting from stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system
"parasympathomimetic drugs slow the heart rate"

{adj: pneumatic} of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
"pneumatic drill"
"pneumatic tire"

{adj: same} closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
"curtains the same color as the walls"
"two girls of the same age"
"mother and son have the same blue eyes"
"animals of the same species"
"the same rules as before"
"two boxes having the same dimensions"
"the same day next year"
<-> different

{adj: siamese, twin} very similar

{adj: similar} (of words) expressing closely related meanings

{adj: similar} marked by correspondence or resemblance
"similar food at similar prices"
"problems similar to mine"
"they wore similar coats"
<-> dissimilar

{adj: tetramerous} having or consisting of four similar parts; tetramerous flowers

{adj: tonic, tonal} employing variations in pitch to distinguish meanings of otherwise similar words
"Chinese is a tonal language"

{adj: umbrella} covering or applying simultaneously to a number of similar items or elements or groups
"an umbrella organization"
"umbrella insurance coverage"

{adj: unalike, dissimilar} not alike or similar
"as unalike as two people could be"
<-> alike

{adj: ursine} of or relating to or similar to bears

{adv: identically} with complete identity; in an identical manner
"he is fitted with an identically similar one"

{adv: in kind, in a similar way} with something of the same kind
"she pays him back in kind"

{adv: materially} with respect to material aspects
"psychologically similar but materially different"

{adv: much as, very much like} in a similar way

{adv: similarly, likewise} in like or similar manner
"He was similarly affected"
"some people have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil"- Samuel Johnson

{n: Afrocarpus, genus Afrocarpus} dioecious evergreen trees or shrubs; equatorial to southern and southeastern Africa: yellowwood; similar to trees or genus Podocarpus

{n: Alaska rein orchid, Habenaria unalascensis} similar to coastal rein orchid but with smaller flowers; Alaska to Baja California and east to the Dakotas and Colorado

{n: Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's, Alzheimers} a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness

{n: American ginseng, sang, Panax quinquefolius} North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng

{n: American twinflower, Linnaea borealis americana} similar to the twinflower of northern Europe and Asia

{n: Angora, Angora cat} a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat

{n: Australian terrier} small greyish wire-haired breed of terrier from Australia similar to the cairn

{n: Becker muscular dystrophy} a form of muscular dystrophy that sets in in adolescence or adulthood and progresses slowly but will affect all voluntary muscles; characterized by generalized weakness and muscle wasting that affects limb and trunk muscles first; similar to Duchenne's muscular dystrophy but less severe; inheritance is X-linked recessive (carried by females but affecting only males)

{n: Bedford cord} a heavy corded fabric similar to corduroy; used for clothing

{n: Bletilla, genus Bletilla} small genus of chiefly east Asiatic hardy terrestrial orchids similar to genus Bletia

{n: Bohemian waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus} large waxwing of northern North America; similar to but larger than the cedar waxwing

{n: Brazilian guava, Psidium guineense} South American tree having fruit similar to the true guava

{n: Britannia metal} an alloy similar to pewter

{n: Burgundy, Burgundy wine} red table wine from the Burgundy region of France (or any similar wine made elsewhere)

{n: Burmese cat} a short-haired breed with body similar to the Siamese cat but having a solid dark brown or grey coat

{n: California newt, Taricha torosa} newt that is similar to Taricha granulosa in characteristics and habitat

{n: California single-leaf pinyon, Pinus californiarum} very small tree similar to Rocky mountain pinon but having a single needle per fascicle; similar to Parry's pinyon in range

{n: Carolina chickadee, Parus carolinensis} southern United States chickadee similar to the blackcap but smaller

{n: Carolina spring beauty, Claytonia caroliniana} similar to Claytonia virginica but having usually pink flowers; eastern North America

{n: Chief Constable} the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)

{n: Chilean rimu, Lepidothamnus fonkii} about the hardiest Podocarpaceae species; prostrate spreading shrub similar to mountain rimu; mountains of southern Chile

{n: Chinese angelica, Chinese angelica tree, Aralia stipulata} similar to American angelica tree but less prickly; China

{n: Chinese paddlefish, Psephurus gladis} fish of larger rivers of China similar to the Mississippi paddlefish

{n: Cladorhyncus, genus Cladorhyncus} one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills

{n: Corinthian order} the last Greek order; similar to the Ionic order except the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves

{n: Damaraland mole rat} colonial mole rat of western Africa; similar to naked mole rat

{n: Descurainia, genus Descurainia} includes annual or biennial herbs of America and Europe very similar to and often included among those of genera Sisymbrium or Hugueninia; not recognized in some classification systems

{n: English horn, cor anglais} a double-reed woodwind instrument similar to an oboe but lower in pitch

{n: European lobster} similar to but smaller than American lobsters

{n: Falcatifolium, genus Falcatifolium} sickle pines: dioecious evergreen tropical trees and shrubs having sickle-shaped leaves; similar to Dacrycarpus in habit; Malaysia and Philippines to New Guinea and New Caledonia

{n: Fraser fir, Abies fraseri} small fast-growing but short-lived fir of southern Alleghenies similar to balsam fir but with very short leaves

{n: German iris, Iris kochii} iris of northern Italy having deep blue-purple flowers; similar to but smaller than Iris germanica

{n: Halocarpus, genus Halocarpus} dioecious trees or shrubs of New Zealand; similar in habit to Dacrydium

{n: Hamamelidoxylon, genus Hamamelidoxylon} genus of fossil plants having wood identical with or similar to that of the witch hazel

{n: Hamamelites, genus Hamamelites} genus of fossil plants having leaves similar to those of the witch hazel

{n: Himantopus, genus Himantopus} major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills

{n: Horneophyton, genus Horneophyton} Devonian fossil plant considered one of the earliest forms of vascular land plants; similar to genus Rhynia but smaller

{n: Intelnet} a computer network similar to but separate from the internet; devoted to the dissemination of information to and for the intelligence community

{n: Jamaica quassia} similar to the extract from Quassia amara

{n: Lagarostrobus, genus Lagarostrobus} genus of dioecious evergreen trees of New Zealand and Tasmania; similar to genus Dacrydium

{n: Lagenophera, genus Lagenophera} small genus of herbs of Australia and South America having small solitary white or purple flowers similar to true daisies of genus Bellis

{n: Little Office} a Roman Catholic office honoring the Virgin Mary; similar to but shorter than the Divine Office

{n: Macoun} similar to McIntosh; juicy and late-ripening

{n: Missouri goldenrod, Solidago missouriensis} similar to meadow goldenrod but usually smaller

{n: Mnium, genus Mnium} mosses similar to those of genus Bryum but larger

{n: Moirai, Moirae} the 3 goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Roman Parcae and similar to the Norse Norns

{n: Moselle} German white wine from the Moselle valley or a similar wine made elsewhere

{n: Mycoplasmataceae, family Mycoplasmataceae} pleomorphic Gram-negative nonmotile microorganism similar to both viruses and bacteria; parasitic in mammals

{n: Napoleon, nap} a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes

{n: New World vulture, cathartid} large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures

{n: Norn} (Norse mythology) any of the three Fates or goddesses of destiny; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wyrd; similar to Greek Moirae and Roman Parcae

{n: Nuttall oak, Nuttall's oak, Quercus nuttalli} similar to the pin oak; grows in damp sites in Mississippi River basin

{n: Old world white pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus} similar to American white pelican

{n: Parcae} the 3 goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Greek Moirai and similar to the Norse Norns

{n: Petrocoptis, genus Petrocoptis} perennial tussock-forming rock plants; of Pyrenees and mountains of northern Spain; similar to and sometimes placed in genus Lychnis

{n: Phoradendron, genus Phoradendron} any of various American parasitic plants similar to Old World mistletoe: false mistletoe

{n: Physaria, genus Physaria} small genus of western North American herbs similar to Lesquerella: bladderpods

{n: Plasmodiophora, genus Plasmodiophora} type genus of Plasmodiophoraceae comprising minute plant parasitic fungi similar to and sometimes included among the slime molds

{n: Psychopsis krameriana, Oncidium papilio kramerianum} orchid of South and Central America having flowers similar to but smaller than Psychopsis papilio; sometimes placed in genus Oncidium

{n: Pyrenees daisy, Leucanthemum lacustre, Chrysanthemum lacustre} perennial of Portugal similar to the oxeye daisy

{n: Radiigera fuscogleba} a fungus similar to an earthstar except that it does not open up; the spore mass is brown at maturity with a column of sterile tissue extending up into it

{n: Riesling} fragrant dry or sweet white wine from the Rhine valley or a similar wine from California

{n: Rocky Mountain dogbane, Apocynum pumilum} North American plant similar to common dogbane

{n: Ruptiliocarpon, genus Ruptiliocarpon} new (1993) genus of trees of Central America now recognized as similar to those of genus Lepidobotrys

{n: Sauterne, Sauternes} semisweet golden-colored table or dessert wine from around Bordeaux in France; similar wine from California

{n: Scrabble} a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

{n: Senora} a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman; similar to the English `Mrs' or `madam'

{n: Senorita} a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman; similar to the English `Miss'

{n: Senor} a Spanish title or form of address for a man; similar to the English `Mr' or `sir'

{n: Shih-Tzu} a Chinese breed of small dog similar to a Pekingese

{n: Spanish dagger, Yucca gloriosa} yucca of southeastern United States similar to the Spanish bayonets but with shorter trunk and smoother leaves

{n: Strobilomyces, genus Strobilomyces} fungi similar to Boletus but with a shaggy scaly cap

{n: Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics} the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view

{n: Theophrastaceae, family Theophrastaceae} family of mainly tropical American trees and shrubs similar to those of the Myrsinaceae; often included in the Myrsinaceae

{n: Uruguay potato} similar to the common potato

{n: Vichy water} sparkling mineral water from springs at Vichy, France or water similar to it

{n: Xanthomonas, genus Xanthomonas} a genus of bacteria similar to Pseudomonas but producing a yellow pigment that is not soluble in water

{n: aikido} a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo

{n: allosaur, allosaurus} late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur; similar to but somewhat smaller than tyrannosaurus

{n: alpine goldenrod, Solidago multiradiata} goldenrod similar to narrow goldenrod but having bristly hairs on edges of leaf stalks; mountainous regions of western America

{n: althea, althaea, hollyhock} any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea

{n: amphibole group} a group of minerals with similar crystal structures containing a silicate chain and combinations of chiefly sodium and calcium and magnesium and iron and aluminum

{n: anaphora} using a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier

{n: anaplasmosis} a disease of cattle that is transmitted by cattle ticks; similar to Texas fever

{n: ancient pine, Pinus longaeva} small slow-growing pine of western United States similar to the bristlecone pine; chocolate brown bark in plates and short needles in bunches of 5; crown conic but becoming rough and twisted; oldest plant in the world growing to 5000 years in cold semidesert mountain tops

{n: antagonism} (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

{n: antecedent, forerunner} anything that precedes something similar in time
"phrenology was an antecedent of modern neuroscience"

{n: antenna, feeler} sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
"he had a special antenna for public relations"

{n: asp, asp viper, Vipera aspis} of southern Europe; similar to but smaller than the adder

{n: assimilation} a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound

{n: assonance, vowel rhyme} the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words

{n: auditory image} a mental image that is similar to an auditory perception

{n: babassu oil, babacu oil} fatty oil from kernels of babassu nuts similar to coconut oil

{n: bagasse} the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants

{n: balloonfish, Diodon holocanthus} similar to but smaller than porcupinefish

{n: bank} an arrangement of similar objects in a row or in tiers
"he operated a bank of switches"

{n: bdellium} aromatic gum resin; similar to myrrh

{n: beaver, castor} a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)

{n: beguine} a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba

{n: benzodiazepine} any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency

{n: bilberry, whortleberry, European blueberry} blue-black berries similar to American blueberries

{n: bladderwrack, Ascophyllum nodosum} similar to and found with black rockweed

{n: blanket stitch} strong reinforcing stitch for edges of blanket and other thick material; similar to buttonhole stitch

{n: brit, britt} the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish

{n: bubble dance} a solo dance similar to a fan dance except large balloons are used instead of fans

{n: bug} general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate

{n: bunch, clump, cluster, clustering} a grouping of a number of similar things
"a bunch of trees"
"a cluster of admirers"

{n: bunt, stinking smut, Tilletia foetida} similar to Tilletia caries

{n: caracolito, Ruptiliocarpon caracolito} large Costa Rican tree having light-colored wood suitable for cabinetry; similar to the African lepidobotrys in wood structure as well as in fruit and flowers and leaves and seeds; often classified in other families

{n: caranday, caranda, caranda palm, wax palm, Copernicia australis, Copernicia alba} South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax

{n: chain} a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership

{n: chalk} a piece of calcite or a similar substance, usually in the shape of a crayon, that is used to write or draw on blackboards or other flat surfaces

{n: cherry laurel, laurel cherry, Prunus laurocerasus} frequently cultivated Eurasian evergreen shrub or small tree having showy clusters of white flowers and glossy foliage and yielding oil similar to bitter almond oil

{n: choir, consort} a family of similar musical instrument playing together

{n: cholera infantum} often fatal form of gastroenteritis occurring in children; not true cholera but having similar symptoms

{n: cichlid, cichlid fish} freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums

{n: citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation} a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
"the student's essay failed to list several important citations"
"the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"
"the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

{n: closed gentian, blind gentian, Gentiana clausa} similar to Gentiana andrewsii but with larger flowers

{n: club, social club, society, guild, gild, lodge, order} a formal association of people with similar interests
"he joined a golf club"
"they formed a small lunch society"
"men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

{n: cock of the rock, Rupicola peruviana} bird of the Andes similar to Rupicola rupicola

{n: cod-liver oil, cod liver oil} an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D

{n: collared pika, Ochotona collaris} similar to little chief hare and may be same species

{n: common fate, law of common fate} a Gestalt principle of organization holding that aspects of perceptual field that move or function in a similar manner will be perceived as a unit

{n: constancy, perceptual constancy} (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation

{n: content} everything that is included in a collection
"he emptied the contents of his pockets"
"the two groups were similar in content"

{n: countermine} (military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by the enemy

{n: damselfly} slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest

{n: declension} a class of nouns or pronouns or adjectives in Indo-European languages having the same (or very similar) inflectional forms
"the first declension in Latin"

{n: depositor} a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution

{n: destroying angel, Amanita verna} fungus similar to Amanita phalloides

{n: detail, item, point} an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
"several of the details are similar"
"a point of information"

{n: differential} a quality that differentiates between similar things

{n: dissimilation} a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other
"the Old French MARBRE became the English MARBLE by dissimilation"

{n: division, naval division} a group of ships of similar type

{n: domino effect} the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

{n: double knit} a knit fabric similar to jersey that is made with two sets of needles producing a double thickness joined by interlocking stitches

{n: drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus} similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

{n: dwarf golden chinkapin, Chrysolepis sempervirens} evergreen shrub similar to golden chinkapin; mountains of California

{n: dwarf hulsea, Hulsea nana} similar to but smaller than alpine hulsea

{n: economic rent, rent} the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

{n: electron microscope} a microscope that is similar in purpose to a light microscope but achieves much greater resolving power by using a parallel beam of electrons to illuminate the object instead of a beam of light

{n: elegant Habenaria, Habenaria elegans} slender inland rein orchid similar to coastal rein orchid but with pale greenish-yellow flowers

{n: emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae, Emu novaehollandiae} large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller

{n: epee} a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade

{n: euchre, five hundred} a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand

{n: false gavial, Tomistoma schlegeli} crocodile of southeast Asia similar to but smaller than the gavial

{n: false truffle} any of various fungi of the family Rhizopogonaceae having subterranean fruiting bodies similar to the truffle

{n: field wormwood, Artemisia campestris} European wormwood similar to common wormwood in its properties

{n: field, field of force, force field} the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

{n: fife} a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band

{n: fish fly, fish-fly} similar to but smaller than the dobsonfly; larvae are used as fishing bait

{n: fleece} the wool of a sheep or similar animal

{n: fluoroform, trifluoromethane} colorless gas haloform CHF3 (similar to chloroform)

{n: form, variant, strain, var.} (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups
"a new strain of microorganisms"

{n: freemasonry} a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests
"he enjoyed the freemasonry of the Press"

{n: frog's lettuce} very similar to Potamogeton; of western Africa, Asia, and Europe

{n: fuller's teasel, Dipsacus sativus} similar to the common teasel and similarly used; widespread in Europe and North Africa and western Asia; naturalized in United States

{n: gas engine} an internal-combustion engine similar to a gasoline engine but using natural gas instead of gasoline vapor

{n: generalization, generalisation, stimulus generalization, stimulus generalisation} (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus

{n: genus Alocasia} tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix

{n: genus Rhea} type genus of the Rheidae; large tall flightless South American birds similar to but smaller than ostriches

{n: gill, lamella} any of the radiating leaflike spore-producing structures on the underside of the cap of a mushroom or similar fungus

{n: giro account} an account at a post office that can be used in similar ways to an account at a bank

{n: gneiss} a laminated metamorphic rock similar to granite

{n: great millet, kaffir, kafir corn, kaffir corn, Sorghum bicolor} important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

{n: grebe} small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet

{n: green frog, spring frog, Rana clamitans} similar to bullfrog; found in or near marshes and ponds; of United States and Canada

{n: grey kingbird, gray kingbird, petchary, Tyrannus domenicensis domenicensis} a kingbird that breeds in the southeastern United States and winters in tropical America; similar to but larger than the eastern kingbird

{n: grouper} flesh of a saltwater fish similar to sea bass

{n: haddock} lean white flesh of fish similar to but smaller than cod; usually baked or poached or as fillets sauteed or fried

{n: hairy-legged vampire bat, Diphylla ecaudata} similar in size and habits to Desmodus rotundus; of tropical America including southern California and Texas

{n: hake} the lean flesh of a fish similar to cod

{n: harpoon gun} a cannon or similar gun that fires harpoons

{n: hemophilia B, haemophilia B, Christmas disease} a clotting disorder similar to hemophilia A but caused by a congenital deficiency of factor IX

{n: hemstitch} embroidery similar to drawnwork

{n: heterology} (biology) the lack of correspondence of apparently similar body parts

{n: hobbit} an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien

{n: homeobox, homeobox gene} one of various similar homeotic genes that are involved in bodily segmentation during embryonic development

{n: homeopathy, homoeopathy} a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
<-> allopathy

{n: homogeneity, homogeneousness} the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature
"there is a remarkable homogeneity between the two companies"
<-> heterogeneity

{n: homology} the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function

{n: horn} any hard protuberance from the head of an organism that is similar to or suggestive of a horn

{n: house painter} a painter of houses a similar buildings

{n: housing development} a residential area of similar dwellings built by property developers and usually under a single management
"they live in the new housing development"

{n: huckleberry} blue-black berry similar to blueberries and bilberries of the eastern United States

{n: ice milk} similar to ice cream but made of milk

{n: interior live oak, Quercus wislizenii, Quercus wizlizenii} a small shrubby evergreen tree of western North America similar to the coast live oak but occurring chiefly in foothills of mountain ranges removed from the coast; an important part of the chaparral

{n: irradiation} (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus

{n: jaguar, panther, Panthera onca, Felis onca} a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis

{n: jazz} a style of dance music popular in the 1920s; similar to New Orleans jazz but played by large bands

{n: judo} a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan

{n: jumby bead, jumbie bead, Ormosia coarctata} West Indian tree similar to Ormosia monosperma but larger and having smaller leaflets and smaller seeds

{n: kangaroo mouse, dwarf pocket rat} small silky-haired pouched rodent; similar to but smaller than kangaroo rats

{n: ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride, Ketalar} a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP

{n: keyhole saw} a handsaw with a long narrow blade for cutting short radius curves; similar to a compass saw

{n: lanthanide series} the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum

{n: leg} a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

{n: lemon-scented gum, Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus maculata citriodora} similar to but smaller than the spotted gum and having lemon-scented leaves

{n: lepidobotrys} African tree often classified in other families; similar to the Costa Rican caracolito in wood structure as well as in fruit and flowers and leaves and seeds

{n: lesser whitethroat, whitethroat, Sylvia curruca} Old World warbler similar to the greater whitethroat but smaller

{n: leucothoe} any plant of the genus Leucothoe; grown for their beautiful white flowers; glossy foliage contains a poisonous substance similar to that found in genus Kalmia

{n: like, the like, the likes of} a similar kind
"dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here"

{n: limestone salamander, Hydromantes brunus} similar to Shasta salamander; lives in cliff crevices and taluses

{n: lingonberry, mountain cranberry, cowberry, lowbush cranberry} tart red berries similar to American cranberries but smaller

{n: little-head snakeweed, Gutierrezia microcephala} similar to Gutierrezia sarothrae but with flower heads having fewer rays and disk flowers

{n: living granite, living rock, stone mimicry plant} highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey-green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa

{n: liza, Mugil liza} similar to the striped mullet and takes its place in the Caribbean region

{n: long-head coneflower, prairie coneflower, Ratibida columnifera} plant similar to the Mexican hat coneflower; from British Columbia to New Mexico

{n: longanberry, dragon's eye} Asian fruit similar to litchi

{n: longfin mako, Isurus paucus} similar to shortfin mako but darker blue

{n: lookdown, lookdown fish, Selene vomer} similar to moonfish but with eyes high on the truncated forehead

{n: lymph} a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels

{n: magnus hitch} a rolling hitch similar to a clove hitch

{n: malapropism, malaprop} the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

{n: mambo} a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba

{n: marang, marang tree, Artocarpus odoratissima} Philippine tree similar to the breadfruit tree bearing edible fruit

{n: marocain, crepe marocain} a dress crepe; similar to Canton crepe

{n: marshal, marshall} a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law

{n: mass} an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)

{n: memory picture} a memory image that is similar to a visual perception

{n: metamere, somite} one of a series of similar body segments into which some animals are divided longitudinally

{n: meteor swarm} a group of meteoroids with similar paths

{n: methadone, methadone hydrochloride, methadon, dolophine hydrochloride, fixer, synthetic heroin} synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

{n: midway} the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located

{n: midwife toad, Alytes cisternasi} similar in habit to Alytes obstetricians

{n: molybdenum steel} steel containing 10-15% molybdenum; properties are similar to tungsten steel

{n: mother's daughter} a daughter who is favored by and similar to her mother

{n: mountain ash, Eucalyptus regnans} tree having wood similar to the alpine ash; tallest tree in Australia and tallest hardwood in the world

{n: mucoid} any of several glycoproteins similar to mucin

{n: musk clover, muskus grass, white-stemmed filaree, Erodium moschatum} low annual European herb naturalized in America; similar to alfilaria

{n: mutton snapper, muttonfish, Lutjanus analis} similar to and often marketed as `red snapper';

{n: myriapod} general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes

{n: myrtle warbler, myrtle bird, Dendroica coronata} similar to Audubon's warbler

{n: naked mole rat} fetal-looking colonial rodent of East Africa; neither mole nor rat; they feed on tubers and have a social structure similar to that of honeybees and termites

{n: narrow-leaved flame flower, Talinum augustissimum} similar to Talinum aurantiacum but with narrower leaves and yellow-orange flowers; southwestern United States

{n: new caledonian pine, Araucaria columnaris} very tall evergreen of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides similar to norfolk island pine

{n: nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate, NADP} a coenzyme similar to NAD and present in most living cells but serves as a reductant in different metabolic processes

{n: notornis, takahe, Notornis mantelli} flightless New Zealand birds similar to gallinules

{n: octant} a measuring instrument for measuring angles to a celestial body; similar to a sextant but with 45 degree calibration

{n: octet, octette} a set of eight similar things considered as a unit

{n: okapi, Okapia johnstoni} similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs

{n: oxeye daisy, Leucanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum maximum} similar to oxeye daisy

{n: pack} a complete collection of similar things

{n: pair, brace} a set of two similar things considered as a unit

{n: pale ale} an amber colored ale brewed with pale malts; similar to bitter but drier and lighter

{n: pallone} an Italian game similar to tennis

{n: parameter, parametric quantity} a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

{n: pastis} similar to absinthe but containing no wormwood

{n: pencil} graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication
"the words were scribbled in pencil"
"this artist's favorite medium is pencil"

{n: penicillin O} a penicillin that is similar in antibiotic action to penicillin G but is obtained differently

{n: penicillin V, phenoxymethyl penicillin} a crystalline penicillin similar in action to penicillin G but more resistant to the action of gastric acids

{n: perry} a fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider

{n: pinfish, sailor's-choice, squirrelfish, Lagodon rhomboides} similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States

{n: pinite} grey or green or brown mineral similar to mica and containing aluminum and potassium sulphates

{n: piracy, buccaneering} hijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it
"air piracy"

{n: plant toxin, phytotoxin} any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin

{n: pollack, pollock} lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish

{n: polonium, Po, atomic number 84} a radioactive metallic element that is similar to tellurium and bismuth; occurs in uranium ores but can be produced by bombarding bismuth with neutrons in a nuclear reactor

{n: polo} a game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball

{n: pomelo, shaddock} large pear-shaped fruit similar to grapefruit but with coarse dry pulp

{n: prairie sunflower, Helianthus petiolaris} similar to the common sunflower with slender usually branching stems common in central United States

{n: precedent, case in point} an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time


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