similitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n similitude a duplicate copy
    • n similitude similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things "man created God in his own likeness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Similitude That which is like or similar; a representation, semblance, or copy; a facsimile. "Man should wed his similitude ."
    • Similitude The act of likening, or that which likens, one thing to another; fanciful or imaginative comparison; a simile. "Tasso, in his similitudes , never departed from the woods; that is, all his comparisons were taken from the country."
    • Similitude The quality or state of being similar or like; resemblance; likeness; similarity; as, similitude of substance. "Let us make now man in our image, man
      In our similitude ."
      "If fate some future bard shall join
      In sad similitude of griefs to mine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n similitude Likeness in constitution, qualities, or appearance; similarity; resemblance.
    • n similitude A comparison; a simile; a parable or allegory.
    • n similitude That which bears likeness or resemblance; an image; a counterpart or facsimile.
    • n similitude In geometry, the relation of similar figures to one another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Similitude the state of being similar or like: resemblance: comparison: simile:
    • n Similitude (B.) a parable
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Quotations

  • John Bunyan
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    “Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. similitude, L. similitudo, from similis, similar. See Similar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. similis, like.

Usage

In literature:

The similitude really fits the case very well, in this village at least, and probably in many others.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
A wooden image after the similitude of the Lord King Edward, deceased, 40 shillings.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
The similitude of tone was striking.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
His eloquence, wit, and similitudes, 487, 488.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Imperfect similitudes of these Stephen Petter had acquired, but this was as far as he had gone.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
This is an item wholly unknown in the geological record and lies before the beginning of any kind of similitude alluded to in this article.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 7, July, 1880" by Various
There was a similitude in their genius and in their sufferings.
"The Poetical Works of William Collins" by William Collins
Great is the similitude also between the modern Spaniard and the ancient Roman in this respect.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
For palaces but hold the outer beauty, in types and glimpses and similitudes.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I was nettled by the coloured gentleman's refusal, and unbuttoned my wrath under the similitude of ironical submission.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Rocky Island, and other Similitudes.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Such was his similitude.
"Irish Fairy Tales"
Many of the orchids exhibit a most singular similitude to animals and beautiful birds in their unspeakable and sweet variety.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
Contrasted with the pallor of death the dreadful designs took on the similitude of living forms.
"Command" by William McFee
Wax itself is a substance that has no similitude to any other known.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
But at any rate our poet has carried the similitude too far.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
The geranium beds were bare and brown, but the lawn was still a velvety green and the belt of evergreen trees presented a similitude of summer.
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The wheels appeared, but presently turned to the similitude of blood-red spots.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Yea the faculties of the minde dothe hee expresse by similitude to figures of Geometrye.
"The Path-Way to Knowledg" by Robert Record
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In poetry:

And an angel's similitude by the unsealed grave,
And by the stone:
And the voice was angelical, to whose words God gave
Strength like his own.
"Super Flumina Babylonis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
To man, he sure will greater favour show,
Who with his own similitude was grac'd,
And freely, all he wants, on him bestow ;
So that his trust on him alone is plac'd.
"A Grace, Before Supper" by Rees Prichard
Christ Jesus each sinner must justly arrange,
And to his Creator's similitude change,
His thoughts he must alter, his temper improve,
E'er he can inherit the kingdom above.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Sunbeams and starbeams, and all coloured things,
All forms and all similitudes began;
And death, the shadow cast by life's wide wings,
And God, the shade cast by the soul of man.
"Genesis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Yes, finished with such fervency
Of gesture, and similitude;
Such depths of love, and purity
His hearers marvelled, as they stood;
Nor through his discourse, was there heard,
Abusive, vain, or idle word.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King
TANS. He speaks in similitude or metaphor; as you would say, cruel was
one who did not allow a full enjoyment, and who lives more in the desire
than in possession, and who, partially possessing, is not content, but
desires, faints, and dies.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The First =Fourth Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno

In news:

Peter Carey is an astonishing capturer of likenesses—not only in the sense of the portrait (the "good likeness"), but of the teeming similitudes with which a sharp eye and a rich memory discern and describe the world.
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In science:

Let N ≥ 1 be fixed. A transformation ψ : RN → RN is called a similitude with scaling factor L (L > 1) if ψ(x) = 1 L U (x) + v , where U is an isometry of RN and v ∈ RN is fixed.
Some function spaces related to the Brownian motion on simple nested fractals
Let us describe one of them, based on the set of fixed points of the similitudes ψi .
Some function spaces related to the Brownian motion on simple nested fractals
Birkhoff, G. 1960 Hydrodynamics: A study in logic, fact & similitude.
Equiangular Spiral Modes of Power Law Disks
The similitude between these modes may indicate that the mode (C) origins from the lowest E2g Raman active mode of the SWNT.
The radial breathing-like mode of the collapsed Single-walled carbon nanotube bundle under hydrostatic pressure
Let G+S pn (Q) be the rational symplectic group with positive similitude µ.
On the Spezialschar of Maass
Instead, it would be consistent with critical dynamics and the 2d XY model similitude. A number of caveats on the numerical analysis should, however, be lifted before reaching a firm conclusion.
The effective temperature
There is a certain similitude between ideals gh and grt .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Tignol, The multipliers of similitudes and the Brauer group of homogeneous varieties, J.
Restricting the Rost Invariant to the Center
We now define the symplectic and unitary similitude groups.
Integral representation for L-functions for GSp(4) x GL(2), II
We explicitly determine the theta correspondences for GSp4 and orthogonal similitude groups associated to various quadratic spaces of rank 4 and 6.
Theta correspondences for GSp(4)
To state a sample result in the introduction, let us note that the orthogonal similitude groups mentioned above are closely related to the groups GL2 and GL4 .
Theta correspondences for GSp(4)
In this section, we shall describe some basic properties of the theta correspondence for similitude groups.
Theta correspondences for GSp(4)
One of the main purposes of this section is to extend this result of Kudla to the case of similitude groups.
Theta correspondences for GSp(4)
Let λV and λW be the similitude factors of GO(V ) and GSp(W ) respectively.
Theta correspondences for GSp(4)
The extended Howe conjecture for similitudes says that θ(π) is irreducible whenever Θ(π) is non-zero, and the map π 7→ θ(π) is injective on its domain.
Theta correspondences for GSp(4)
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