Sim"i*lar, n. That which is similar
to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.
Sim"i*lar (?), a. [F. similaire,
fr. L. similis like, similar. See Same,
a., and cf. Simulate.] 1.
Exactly corresponding; resembling in all respects; precisely
2. Nearly corresponding; resembling in many
respects; somewhat like; having a general likeness.
3. Homogenous; uniform. [R.]
Similar figures (Geom.), figures which
differ from each other only in magnitude, being made up of the same
number of like parts similarly situated. -- Similar
rectilineal figures, such as have their several angles
respectively equal, each to each, and their sides about the equal
angles proportional. -- Similar solids,
such as are contained by the same number of similar planes,
similarly situated, and having like inclination to one