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Definition of "dissimilarity" [dis•sim•i•lar•i•ty]

  • The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference. (noun)
  • A point of distinction or difference. See Synonyms at difference. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissimilarity" in a sentence
  • "Later that evening he defined this dissimilarity from the American girl as the result not only of her French blood but of her European training, her quiet secluded girlhood in a provincial town of great beauty, where she had received a leisurely education rare in the United States, seen or read little of the great world (she had visited Paris only twice and briefly), her mind charmingly developed by conscientious tutors."
  • "Edward Glaeser used the most common measure of segregation - called the dissimilarity index - to determine the mixing of races since 1970."
  • "Briefly, this script creates 1000 random permutations of the matrix of environmental variables and compares these with the real protein expression dissimilarity matrix."