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 (dĭs′ə-mĭl′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.

[Middle English, from Latin dissimilitūdō, from dissimilis, different : dis-, dis- + similis, like; see similar.]


1. dissimilarity; difference
2. a point of difference


(ˌdɪs sɪˈmɪl ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

1. unlikeness; difference; dissimilarity.
2. a point of difference; dissimilarity.
[1525–35; < Latin dissimilitūdō=dis- dis-1 + similitūdō similitude]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissimilitude - dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likenessdissimilitude - dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
dissimilarity, unsimilarity - the quality of being dissimilar
alikeness, likeness, similitude - similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things; "man created God in his own likeness"


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In these circumstances there is a total dissimilitude between him and a king of Great Britain, who is an hereditary monarch, possessing the crown as a patrimony descendible to his heirs forever; but there is a close analogy between him and a governor of New York, who is elected for three years, and is re-eligible without limitation or intermission.
But to render the contrast in this respect still more striking, it may be of use to throw the principal circumstances of dissimilitude into a closer group.
It has been widely reported that the period from the end of World War II until the 1970s was more economically stable, due largely in part to the relative lack of dissimilitude between management and rank and file.
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CORNELIUS NEPOS, IN HIS LIVES OF Eminent Commanders (the Palatine Press edition), notes that Alcibiades was, "when occasion required, laborious, patient, courteous, liberal, and splendid, no less in his public than in his private life; he was also affable and courteous, conforming dexterously to circumstances; but when he had unbent himself, and no reason offered why he should endure the labor of thought, was seen to be luxurious, dissolute, voluptuous, and self-indulgent, so that all wondered there should be such dissimilitude, and so contradictory a nature, in the same man." The standard moral categories, in any case, somehow do not seem to apply to him.
As stated earlier, the metamorphosis of a man into an animal is a particularly delicate subject in the Middle Ages because it implies that man, having been created in God's image, can descend to the level of animals and therefore, enter what Saint Augustine in his Confessions called the regione dissimilitudinis ("region of dissimilitude"; qtd in Javelet 266).
The dissimilitude between a major power on the rise and one on the wane could not be more evident (Chart 1).
Conversely, they also demonstrate that identifying resemblances among different groups and their organizing social representations may involve constructing a dissimilitude that makes resemblances recognizable and knowable, often by means of a false binary.
Wordsworth's ontogenetic account of the poetic mind is, however, suddenly dropped as Offord veers to consider in the disjointed second part of his chapter "similitude in dissimilitude" as a principle of verse (127-30) and anthropological encounter as it appears in "The Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman" (130-39).
The newfangled algorithm, heuristic-based Lucene;LIndex was tested on the same set of datasets in Neo4j and compared the dissimilitude in the amount of time drawn during processing of a query.
If subsequently, by means of explicit instructions (Don & Livesey, 2015; Mitchell et al., 2012; Shone et al., 2015) or by some features of the experimental environment, such as the affective dissimilitude of the outcomes (Le Pelley et al., 2005; Experiments 1 and 2 in the present research) the participants are encouraged to consider the two phases as independent, the underlying automatic-LPE would be counteracted by a controlled process.
The highest dissimilitude is gained with using Polynomial Kernel with AR.