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Dissimilar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dissimilar adj
  1. not similar; "a group of very dissimilar people"; "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm"; "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own"; "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem" [ant: similar]
  2. not alike or similar; "as unalike as two people could be" [syn: unalike] [ant: alike(p)]
  3. not like; marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different" [syn: unlike, different] [ant: like]
Dissimilar Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dissimilar \Dis*sim"i*lar\, a. [Pref. dis- + similar: cf. F. dissimilaire.] Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features. This part very dissimilar to any other. --Boyle.
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  • Dissimilar air combat training: Dissimilar air combat training (DACT) was introduced as a formal part of US air combat training after disappointing aerial combat exchange ...

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* Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today how can peoples of different appearance, mutually unintelligible languages, and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together - Clyde Kluckhohn

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