resemblance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman resemblance, from Old French (compare French ressemblance).

Morphologically resemble +‎ -ance.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹəˈzɛmbləns/
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Noun[edit]

resemblance (countable and uncountable, plural resemblances)

  1. The quality or state of resembling.
    • 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 1, pages 16-17:
      His wife and sister had too many points of resemblance, not to entertain a strong and mutual dislike.
    Synonyms: likeness, similitude, similarity
  2. That which resembles, or is similar; a representation; a likeness.
  3. A comparison; a simile.
  4. Probability; verisimilitude.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

resembler +‎ -ance.

Noun[edit]

resemblance f (oblique plural resemblances, nominative singular resemblance, nominative plural resemblances)

  1. similarity (taken as a whole, the qualities than make two or more things similar)

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