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English noun: similarity

1. similarity (attribute) the quality of being similar

Broader (hypernym)sameness

Narrower (hyponym)alikeness, analog, analogue, approach, approximation, correspondence, homogeny, homology, homomorphism, homomorphy, isomorphism, isomorphy, likeness, parallel, parallelism, similitude, sort, uniformity, uniformness

Attributedissimilar, similar

Antonymsdissimilarity, unsimilarity

2. similarity (cognition) a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit

Synonymslaw of similarity

Broader (hypernym)Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization

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