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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A central difference is that in the Christian tradition the manifest teaching expressed in similitudes and metaphors and parables aims at communicating the truth, at bearing witness to the truth, in a form in which it is able to be understood (at least partially) by all.
One can note an obvious similitude with the biological life cycle.
Gabriele dates the Similitudes toward the end of the first century B.
In the parable of the fifth Similitude and its interpretation there is an awareness of a triad of Father, Spirit, and Son.
Most of these are based on weak evidence, since the same themes can be found elsewhere in the Enoch literature (the association with Michael is a stronger point); but if the Similitudes were in fact written in the first century B.
Leur analyse met en relief a la fois des similitudes et des differences importantes.
In the final chapter, the Annunciation in the north corridor initiates a review of the network of similitudes conceived by medieval theologians discussing the Incarnation.
The process of reducing to a common denominator can blind the critic to the complexity of the structure of which the basic similitudes are the foundation.
La veille, le procureur de la Republique pres le tribunal de Mila, Abdelaziz Boughaba, avait fait part, dans une declaration a la presse, de [beaucoup moins que] similitudes [beaucoup plus grand que] entre le cadavre de l'enfant decouvert dimanche dernier et le petit Anes Berdjem (5 ans).
Dans bien des zones, le dephasage est criard a plus d'un titre, cas de Ouarzazate et de Tinghir, a titre d'exemple, qui auraient du etre beaucoup plus dans [beaucoup moins que] leur peau [beaucoup plus grand que] si elle avaient ete ralliees a la region de Draa, au lieu de Souss Massa Draa, de par la proximite et les similitudes a plus d'un registre.
Le president francais s'exprimait pour la premiere fois depuis les critiques exprimees par l'opposition contre son attentisme presume sur le dossier syrien et l'appel a une action rapide lance mardi par Nicolas Sarkozy, qui voit des similitudes entre la situation en Syrie et celle prevalant en Libye avant l'intervention alliee de mars 2011.
With respect to Matthew, close parallels occur between the Son of Man sayings unique to Matthew and the Similitudes of Enoch.