similarity noun

ADJ. close, considerable, great, strong the close similarity in our ages | clear, marked, obvious | striking, uncanny | significant | certain | basic, fundamental | apparent, superficial | broad, general

QUANT. degree

VERB + SIMILARITY bear, have The area bears a superficial similarity to south London. | reveal, show | share these theories share certain similarities | explain a route across the Pacific which may explain the similarity between the two cultures

SIMILARITY + VERB exist | end Here the similarity with Western politics ends.

PREP. ~ between, ~ in the striking similarity in their behaviour | ~ to the chimpanzee's similarity to humans | ~ with The panel shows marked similarities with mosaics found elsewhere.

PHRASES a point of similarity There are several points of similarity between the two cases.