Definition of similarly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    similarly

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈsɪmələrli//
     
     
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  1. 1in almost the same way Husband and wife were similarly successful in their chosen careers.
  2. 2used to say that two facts, actions, statements, etc. are like each other The United States won most of the track and field events. Similarly, in swimming, the top three places went to Americans.
  3. Language Banksimilarlymaking comparisons This chart provides a comparison of the ways that teenage boys and girls in the U.S. spend their free time. In many cases, the results for boys and girls are virtually the same/identical. In many cases, the results for boys are virtually the same as/identical to the results for girls. Both boys and girls spend the bulk of their free time with friends. Most of the boys play more than two hours of sports a week, as do many of the girls. Like many of the girls, most of the boys spend a large part of their free time using the Internet. The girls particularly enjoy using social networking websites. Similarly, nearly all the boys said they spent at least two to three hours a week on these sites.
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