1 [U] being similar; likeness 相似; 类似
*points of similarity between the two men 这两人的相似之点.
2 [C] similar feature or aspect 相似之处; 相似之点
*similarities in age and background 年龄与背景相似.
npluralsimilarities [U and C]
if there is a similarity between two things or people, they are similar in some way
→likenesssimilarity between There are some striking similarities between the two plays.similarity to the song's close similarity to traditional Jewish music The present crisis bears some similarity to the oil crisis of the 1970s.similarity of the similarity of their namessimilarity in I was struck by the similarities in their early lives.similarity with The police are checking for similarities with other recent attacks in the area. There are similarities with German, though Yiddish is a distinct language. They are both blonde, but there the similarity ends .
COLLOCATES for sense 1striking similarityclose/great/strong similaritybear a/some similarity to something
(=be like something) there the similarity ends
(=used to say that two people or things are not alike in other ways)
1. The similarity between these two essays is too great to be coincidental. 这两篇文章雷同的地方很多, 并非巧合所致（一定是一篇抄袭另一篇）.
2. There is a great similarity between the two sisters. 姊妹俩长得很相像。
3. The book features more than 500 maps that show areas of genetic similarity — much as places of equal altitude are shown by the same color on other maps. 此书的一大特点是提供了500多幅图，显示相同的遗传基因所处的区域。这很像其他地图上用同样的颜色表示同样海拔高度的地区。
4. Israeli researchers suggest that there is a similarity between tarot readings and the plots of popular folk tales. 以色列的研究者认为，塔罗特牌的读法和通俗民间故事的情节之间存在相似之处。