Same vs. Similar

Same vs. Similar — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Same and Similar

Sameadjective

Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.

Are you the same person who phoned me yesterday?I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.

Similaradjective

Having traits or characteristics in common; alike, comparable.

Sameadjective

Similar, alike.

You have the same hair I do!

Similaradjective

(mathematics) Of geometrical figures including triangles, squares, ellipses, arcs and more complex figures, having the same shape but possibly different size, rotational orientation, and position; in particular, having corresponding angles equal and corresponding line segments proportional; such that one can be had from the other using a sequence of rotations, translations and scalings.

Sameadjective

Used to express the unity of an object or person which has various different descriptions or qualities.

Round here it can be cloudy and sunny even in the same day.We were all going in the same direction.

Similarnoun

That which is similar to, or resembles, something else, as in quality, form, etc.

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Sameadjective

A reply of confirmation of identity.

Similarnoun

(homeopathy) A material that produces an effect that resembles the symptoms of a particular disease.

Samepronoun

The identical thing, ditto.

The same can be said of him.It's the same everywhere.

Similaradjective

marked by correspondence or resemblance;

similar food at similar pricesproblems similar to minethey wore similar coats

Samepronoun

Something similar, something of the identical type.

She's having apple pie? I'll have the same.You two are just the same.

Similaradjective

having the same or similar characteristics;

all politicians are alikethey looked utterly alikefriends are generaly alike in background and taste
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Samepronoun

It or them, without a connotation of similarity.

The question is his credibility or lack of same.Light valve suspensions and films containing UV absorbers and light valves containing the same (US Patent 5,467,217)Methods of selectively distributing data in a computer network and systems using the same (US Patent 7,191,208)

Similaradjective

resembling or similar; having the same or some of the same characteristics; often used in combination;

suits of like designa limited circle of like mindsmembers of the cat family have like dispositionsas like as two peas in a poddoglike devotiona dreamlike quality

Samepronoun

It or them, as above, meaning the last object mentioned, mainly as complement: on the same, for the same.

My picture/photography blog...kindly give me your reviews on the same.

Similaradjective

(of words) expressing closely related meanings

Sameinterjection

(Internet slang) Indicates the speaker's strong approval or agreement with the previous material.

Similaradjective

capable of replacing or changing places with something else;

interchangeable parts

Sameadverb

Together.

Sameadjective

same in identity;

the same man I saw yesterdaynever wore the same dress twicethis road is the same one we were on yesterdayon the same side of the street

Sameadjective

closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree;

curtains the same color as the wallstwo girls of the same agemother and son have the same blue eyesanimals of the same speciesthe same rules as beforetwo boxes having the same dimensionsthe same day next year

Sameadjective

equal in amount or value;

like amountsequivalent amountsthe same amountgave one six blows and the other a like numberan equal numberthe same number

Sameadjective

unchanged in character or nature;

the village stayed the samehis attitude is the same as ever

Sameadverb

in the same manner;

you get treated fairly, same as any other student in this course!