similitude


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similitude

Archaic a simile, allegory, or parable

similitude

[si′mil·ə‚tüd]
(engineering)
A likeness or resemblance; for example, the scale-up of a chemical process from a laboratory or pilot-plant scale to a commercial scale.
(physics)
The use in scientific studies and engineering designs of the corresponding behavior between large and small objects or systems which are of similar nature and, more precisely, have geometrical, kinematic, and dynamical similarity.
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Of such nature is the relation between Prior and Montaigne: a parallel can subsist only when an ironic incongruity disrupts it, a similitude can be built only on the uncertain foundation of difference.
In addition, he is perhaps the most analogical of the early pioneers of photography: His graphic oeuvre, punctuated by repetition--by multiples and variants of single motifs--is an exemplar of similitude.
Background: Homeopathy is based on treatment by similitude (Tike cures like') administering to sick individuals substances that cause similar symptoms in healthy individuals, employing the secondary and paradoxical action of the organism as therapeutic response.
In similitude, the World Expo, if hosted by Dubai would also add a fillip to it.
A model is said to have similitude with the real application if the two applications share geometric similarity, kinematic similarity and dynamic similarity, as follows: 1) geometric similarity--the engineered model is the same shape as the application, but usually scaled; 2) kinematic similarity--fluid flow of both the model and real application must undergo similar time rates of change motions--(fluid streamlines are similar); and 3) dynamic similarity--ratios of all forces acting on corresponding fluid particles and boundary surfaces in the two systems are constant.
The similitude of the two parties is as the blind and the deaf and the seer and the hearer.
of Memphis) presents thirteen chapters covering fundamental concepts, fluid statics, base equations of fluid mechanics, dimensional analysis and dynamical similitude, flow in closed conduits, flow over immersed bodies, flow in open channels, compressible flow, turbomachinery, measurements in fluid mechanics, the Navier-Stokes equations, inviscid flow, and boundary-layer flow.
Keith revealed that his wife always thought that there is a similitude between him and Shrek.
The result of this comparison will be the similitude degree between C and P.
Owen's travels into latitudinal similitude definitely make your head spin.
aa Hailing the political dialogue between the two countries and the similitude of their approaches to outstanding international and regional issues, including the settlement of the Middle East conflict, the promotion of sustained development in Africa and the struggle against terrorism and religious extremism, the Russian official noted that bilateral relations were marked since the outset by "genuine equality, mutual respect and trust", and that bilateral cooperation has reached the level set by the strategic partnership declaration.