similarity principle

similarity principle

[‚sim·ə′lar·əd·ē ‚prin·sə·pəl]
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The similarity principle can also be used for the comparison of the concepts of solutions.
2], sharing the same type of variables, the similarity principle can be expressed as
The aim is to define for a real concept the real values of the performance variables both approaching the ideal values and meeting the similarity principle.
Experiments and the similarity principle are used in this case.
The question at the center of this investigation is, then, whether the English phoneme system is organized according to the similarity principle, as predicted by the working hypothesis.
The similarity principle can also be shown to be operative in the English vowel system.
On the logic spelled out above, this may be attributed to the operation of the similarity principle.
This provides firm support for the hypothesis that paradigmatic sound change is under the sway of the similarity principle.
No evidence was found for the similarity principle.
A scaling equation generated from dimensional data representing 10 genera of ceratopsians indicates that their humeral diameter is substantially less massive than predicted by McMahon's elastic similarity principle, and, therefore, does not provide evidence of adaptation to galloping.
McMahon's elastic similarity principle, based on the material properties of bone, states this relationship between bone diameter (d) and length (L) as d [alpha] [L.
Testing of the assertion that "massive shafted" ceratopsian limbs were adapted to galloping can begin with analysis of ceratopsian length and diameter data to see if diameters are, in fact, larger than predicted by McMahon's similarity principle.