IN MATH: 1. adj. exactly the same in shape but not necessarily size. EX. Are the triangles similar?
In the figure above, three triangles are shown. Each triangle is the same shape -- the angles have the same measures. Each triangle is similar to the other two.
In the figure above, three triangles are shown -- two small trianges (each having a side of 5 ft.) and one large one (having a side of 15 ft.). These small ones are congruent because they are the same shape and size.
IN ENGLISH: 1. alike.
APPLICATION: See list 140.
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