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Definition of the noun similitude

What does similitude mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: similitudes

  1. similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
  2. a duplicate copy

Alternative definition of the noun similitude


  1. [context: uncountable] Similarity or resemblance to something else.
  2. [context: countable] A way in which two people or things share similitude.
  3. [context: countable] Someone or something that closely resembles another; a duplicate or twin.
  4. A parable or allegory.


"Similitude" is a book by Victor J. Skoglund.

  • also known as "Similitude: theory and applications"


Similitude is a concept applicable to the testing of engineering models. A model is said to have similitude with the real application if the two share geometric similarity, kinematic similarity and dynamic similarity. Similarity and similitude are interchangeable in this context.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Similitude

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Google previewA Literary History of Early Christianity: The apostolic fathers (1893)

by Charles Thomas Cruttwell

The eighth similitude is that of a willow-tree, whose branches are lopped by the sickle of the glorious angel,2 who distributes the small rods into...

The ninth similitude is the most pretentious of all, and occupies a full quarter of the entire book.

Google previewIntroduction to Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology (2012)

by Christopher R. Jacobs, Hayden Huang, Ronald Y. Kwon

Similitude is a practical use of dimensional analysis Now that we have derived our dimensional parameters, we can use them in a variety of ways to facilitate experimental design or interpretation of results. Dimensional analysis is useful from a ...

Google previewAn essay on taste (1780)

To which is now added part fourth, of the standard of taste; with observations concerning the imitative nature of poetry by Alexander Gerard

Similitude is a very powerful principle of association, which, by continually connecting the ideas in which it is found, and leading our thoughts from one of them to the other, produces in mankind a strong tendency to comparison. As comparison ...

Google previewWorks (1812)

by Aristotle

Multitude, therefore, is conjoined with the one, from which it derives its progression : and hence, similitude is that which causes many things to be allied and sympathise with each other, and to subsist in friendship among themselves and with ...

Google previewPoetics Journal Digital Archive (2015)

by Lyn Hejinian, Barrett Watten

Similitude is the guise of an unending repetition of the same in which all that is to be included will find a place ; ...

Google previewCRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering (1999)

by Frank Kreith

Similitude: Dimensional Analysis and Data Correlation Stuart W. Churchill Dimensional Analysis Similitude refers to the formulation of a description for physical behavior that is general and independent of the individual dimensions, ...

Google previewTimon of Athens; Othello (1813)

At best the similitude is an aukward one ; but it fitted the audience, though not the speaker. Warburton.

Google previewThe Parables of the Synoptic Gospels (2013)

A Critical Study by B. T. D. Smith

and rejoice over its recovery is a similitude. The term Paraéle when it is opposed to Similitude is used to denote those illustrations which are in narrative form.1 The similitude is a picture of familiar happenings, the parable depicts something ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopedia of Law (1889)

by John Houston Merrill, Thomas Johnson Michie, Charles Frederic Williams, David Shephard Garland

The Federal Statute, which requires that counterfeit money shall be after the " similitude" of an obligation of the United States, extends to the signature. United States v. Williams, 14 Fed. Rep. 550. See United States v. Bicksler, 1 Mackey (U. S ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes ... (1845)

by John Platts

Similitude, [similitudo, L.] likeness in quality ; illustrative resemblance. Metaphor, [ meta, beyond, phero, to carry, Gr.] the application of a word to a use to which in its original import it cannot be put. Comparison, [comparatio, L.] likeness in ...

Google previewLexicon to the English Poetical Works of John Milton (1907)

by Laura Emma Lockwood

Similitude] 474 [Since Similitude, eft. (a) likeness ; let us makenow Man...

in our similitude: P. L. vil. 520 ; Man, retaining Mill divine similitude : P. L. xi. 512. (6) one in whom the likeness of another is seen, image ; begotten Son, Divine ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of United States Supreme Court Reports (1913)

Being a Complete Encyclopedia of All the Case Law of the Federal Supreme Court Up to and Including Volume 206 U.S. Supreme Court Reports (book 51 Lawyers' Edition)

—Where a certain article has been uniformly classified under the similitude clause of the tariff act, and this classification has received a qualified approval by congress in enacting a subsequent tariff act, the article ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1988)

by John Reidy

Whos similitude, for to rekne al, Was lyke a bing bat were immortal . . Doun discendyng fro }>e ...

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Quotes about Similitude

Christ made the bread the sacrament of his body only: wherefore as the bread is no similitude of his blood, so am I not bound or ought to affirm, that his blood is there present. (William Tyndale)
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Scrabble value of S1I1M3I1L1I1T1U1D2E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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