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What is a similarity relation?

 

Definition
 

A similarity relation is an interpropositional relation indicating that the events or states expressed in the propositions have a likeness of function or import.

Examples (English)
 

Here are some examples of items that indicate similarity relations:

 
  • similarly
  • likewise
  • in the same way
Generic
  A similarity relation is a kind of
 
Source
 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 247


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