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Definition of dissimilar adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//dɪsˈsɪmələr//
dissimilar (from/to somebody/something) (formal)
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not the same These wines are not dissimilar (= are similar). The two languages are completely dissimilar from each other. opposite similar AWL Collocationssimilarsimilar adjectivebroadly, generally highly, remarkably, strikingly superficially qualitatively quantitatively conceptually structurallyThe two methods gave qualitatively similar patterns.~ to ~ to each other/one another ~ to that/those ofOur results are similar to the research findings outlined in the literature review. They spoke a language similar to that of the Aztecs.dissimilar adjectivehighly, markedly, strikingly not entirelyIf the model has too few classes, highly dissimilar plants are treated as if they were identical.~ to/fromHayek's earliest view was not very dissimilar from Schumpeter's.similarity noungeneral close, remarkable, significant, striking, strong superficial apparent structuralThis finding also bears a remarkable similarity to other studies that examined educational performance.assess find share bear exhibit, reveal, showAlthough the microelectronics and biotechnology industries share certain similarities, the two differ in numerous ways.~ among/between ~ to/withThe findings of our study call attention to a striking similarity between both groups.
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, NAmE//ˌdɪsˌsɪməˈlærət̮i//
noun [countable, uncountable]
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