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Similar is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
- If two things are similar, they are almost the same, or the same in many, but not all, ways.
- (mathematics) If two shapes are similar, they have the same shape, but might be different sizes.
- These two triangles are similar because they have the same angles, but they are not congruent because one is bigger than the other.