Definition of Resemblance

1. Noun. Similarity in appearance or external or superficial details.

Generic synonyms: Alikeness, Likeness, Similitude
Specialized synonyms: Mutual Resemblance, Affinity
Derivative terms: Resemble



Definition of Resemblance

1. n. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity.

Definition of Resemblance

1. Noun. The quality or state of resembling; likeness; similitude; similarity. ¹

2. Noun. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness. ¹

3. Noun. A comparison; a simile. ¹

4. Noun. Probability; verisimilitude. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resemblance

1. semblance [n -S] - See also: semblance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Resemblance

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reselects
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resellable
reseller
resellers
reselling
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resemblance (current term)
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resemblers
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resend
resending

Literary usage of Resemblance

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1. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"Hitherto the idea of relation which we have had specially in view has been that of relation in the way of resemblance, and the propositions have been such ..."

2. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"Hitherto the idea of relation which we have had specially in view has been that of relation in the way of resemblance, and the propositions have been such ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1878)
"other red flower in color, the general resemblance has been analyzed and found to consist in a specific resemblance of ..."

4. The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse by David Jayne Hill (1883)
"Direct resemblance, contrary to a natural presupposition, ... Here there is a direct resemblance between blossom dust and the flour on the miller's clothing ..."

5. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1921)
"We have to measure the amount of resemblance, not the frequency of identity. METHODS OF MEASURING resemblance In order to understand the measurements of the ..."

6. The Contemporary Review (1878)
"Mill's meaning evidently is that when you apply a general name to a thing, as for instance in calling snow white, you mean that there is a resemblance ..."

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